The Federalist Papers

Written between October, 1787 and May, 1788, The Federalist Papers were a series of 85 newspaper essays written by Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, and John Jay. They were intended to convince the public of the need for the union of the 13 Colonies into a single United States of America under a Republican form of government with a Constitution (which had not yet been drafted).

As I’m reading through The Federalist Papers, I want to post some of my highlights in order to summarize the Papers. Hopefully others will find this project beneficial. Links to the blog posts are below.

General Introduction
The Federalist Papers, No. 1

Concerning Dangers from Foreign Force and Influence

The Federalist Papers, No. 2The Federalist Papers, No. 3
The Federalist Papers, No. 4 | The Federalist Papers, No. 5

Concerning Dangers from Dissensions Between the States

The Federalist Papers, No. 6The Federalist Papers, No. 7

The Consequences of Hostilities Between the States

The Federalist Papers, No. 8

The Union as a Safeguard Against Domestic Faction and Insurrection
The Federalist Papers, No. 9 | The Federalist Papers, No. 10

The Federalist Papers, No. 11 – The Utility of the Union in Respect to Commercial Relations and a Navy
The Federalist Papers, No. 12 – The Utility of the Union In Respect to Revenue
The Federalist Papers, No. 13 – Advantage of the Union in Respect to Economy in Government
The Federalist Papers, No 14 – Objections to the Proposed Constitution From Extent of Territory Answered

The Insufficiency of the Present Confederation to Preserve the Union
The Federalist Papers, No. 15 | The Federalist Papers, No. 16
The Federalist Papers, No. 17 | The Federalist Papers, No. 18
The Federalist Papers, No. 19 | The Federalist Papers, No. 20

Other Defects of the Present Confederation
The Federalist Papers, No. 21 | The Federalist Papers, No. 22

The Federalist Papers, No. 23 – The Necessity of a Government as Energetic as the One Proposed to the Preservation of the Union
The Federalist Papers, No. 24 – The Powers Necessary to the Common Defense Further Considered

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

The Federalist Papers on The Second Amendment

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