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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The Federalist Papers, No. 18 – 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 New York Packet Friday, December 7, 1787 By: James Madison with Alexander Hamilton       Madison and Hamilton now discuss some of the concerns with ancient Confederacies to demonstrate how such a form of government is not that …

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The Federalist Papers, No. 17 – 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 Wednesday, December 5, 1787 By: Alexander Hamilton   In some respects, I can see that his first sentence below still rings true. However, this is where government gets to the nitty-gritty. Take, for example, todays Federal Department …

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The Federalist Papers, No. 16 – 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 4, 1787 By: Alexander Hamilton   Hamilton here points out that when members of the Union, or States, get out of line that the only ultimate remedy to bring them back is force - …

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The Federalist Papers, No. 15 – The Insufficiency of the Present Confederation to Preserve the Union

The Insufficiency of the Present Confederation to Preserve the Union For the Independent Journal Saturday, December 1, 1787 Alexander Hamilton     Hamilton here begins with stating that they previously have shown how vital a Union would be to political safety and happiness. He urges the readers to press on with him in undertaking this …

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The Federalist Papers, No 14 – Objections to the Proposed Constitution From Extent of Territory Answered

Objections to the Proposed Constitution From Extent of Territory Answered From the New York Packet Friday, November 30, 1787 James Madison       Madison reviews somewhat where we've been thus far. This first section is a great summary of what he believed the Federalists have proven in The Papers so far. A further objection …

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The Federalist Papers, No. 12 – The Utility of the Union In Respect to Revenue

The Utility of the Union In Respect to Revenue From the New York Packet Tuesday, November 27, 1787 By: Alexander Hamilton     Hamilton states that we've so far discussed how Unionization can promote commercial prosperity. How that relates now to revenue will be discussed now. And if you're new here, you can find my …

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