The Federalist Papers, No. 24 – The Powers Necessary to the Common Defense Further Considered

The Powers Necessary to the Common Defense Further Considered For the Independent Journal Wednesday, December 19, 1787 By: Alexander Hamilton     One of the concerns with a national defense force was regarding how to provide for it during peacetime. Hamilton here will address this concern. TO THE powers proposed to be conferred upon the …

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The Federalist Papers, No. 23 – The Necessity of a Government as Energetic as the One Proposed to the Preservation of the Union

The Necessity of a Government as Energetic as the One Proposed to the Preservation of the Union From the New York Packet Tuesday, December 18, 1787 By: Alexander Hamilton   In this  paper, Hamilton discusses some things necessary to carry out the proposed government. There are three divisions - what the federal government provides, how …

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The Federalist Papers, No. 22 – The Same Subject Continued (Other Defects of the Present Confederation)

The Same Subject Continued (Other Defects of the Present Confederation) From the New York Packet Friday, December 14, 1787 By: Alexander Hamilton     Hamilton here states that the regulation of commerce "more strongly demands" federal oversight. And if there is no federal regulation it helps prevent treaties from being signed. The want of a …

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The Federalist Papers, No. 21 – Other Defects of the Present Confederation

Other Defects of the Present Confederation For the Independent Journal Wednesday, December 12, 1787 By: Alexander Hamilton     In this paper, Hamilton plans to discuss one of the greatest defects of the confederation as it was at that point. If you'll recall, Papers 15-20 were all about some of the other defects. Papers 21 …

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The Federalist Papers, No. 68 – The Mode of Electing the President

  The Mode of Electing the President From The Independent Journal Wednesday, March 12, 1788 By: Alexander Hamilton     If there is one Federalist (or better yet, Constitutional) Doctrine which we hear decried often, it's that of The Mode of Electing the President. Or, as we know it, The Electoral College. One might imagine …

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The Federalist Papers, No. 20 – The Same Subject Continued (The Insufficiency of the Present Confederation to Preserve the Union)

The Same Subject Continued (The Insufficiency of the Present Confederation to Preserve the Union) From the New York Packet Tuesday, December 11, 1787 By: James Madison with Alexander Hamilton       Madison and Hamilton continue the theme of describing other foreign examples of confederacies to demonstrate that the proposed Federal system for the USA …

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The Federalist Papers, No. 19 – The Same Subject Continued (The Insufficiency of the Present Confederation to Preserve the Union)

The Same Subject Continued (The Insufficiency of the Present Confederation to Preserve the Union) For the Independent Journal Saturday, December 8, 1787 By: James Madison with Alexander Hamilton       In addition to the old confederacies, we here will hear about some of those which existed in the 18th Century. First we read about …

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