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  • The Federalist papers [Electronic resource] : a collection of essays written in support of the Constitution of the United States / by Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, John Jay

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Essays -- United States -- 18th century
Legal works -- United States -- 18th century
Laws -- United States -- 18th century
Constitutions -- United States -- 18th century

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Hamilton, Alexander, 1757-1804

Madison, James, 1751-1836

Jay, John, 1745-1829

These 85 essays were originally published anonymously, under the name of "Publius", to urge the people of New York to ratify the United States Constitution which had been proposed in the Summer before the publication of the first essay. The essays therefore give detailed explanations of particular provisions of the Constition and, given that two of the authors were members of the Constitutional Convention, the Papers are still often used to aid the interpretation of the intention of those drafting the Constitution

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