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. 2
The 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. 6
The 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 on The Second Amendment

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