The wealthy and the powerful, middling and poor whites, Native Americans, free and enslaved African Americans, influential and poor women: Free and Enslaved Black Americans and the Challenge to Slavery Led by the slave Gabriel, close to one thousand enslaved men planned to end slavery in Virginia by attacking Richmond in late August
Origins[ edit ] Alexander Hamiltonauthor of the majority of The Federalist Papers The Federal Convention sent the proposed Constitution to the Confederation Congress, which in turn submitted it to the states for ratification at the end of September On September 27,"Cato" first appeared in the New York press criticizing the proposition; "Brutus" followed on October 18, In response, Alexander Hamilton decided to launch a measured defense and extensive explanation of the proposed Constitution to the people of the state of New York.
He wrote in Federalist No. He enlisted John Jay, who after four strong essays Federalist Nos. Gouverneur Morris and William Duer were also considered, however Morris turned down the invitation and Hamilton rejected three essays written by Duer.
Alexander Hamilton chose the pseudonymous name "Publius". While many other pieces representing both sides of the constitutional debate were written under Roman names, Albert Furtwangler contends that "'Publius' was a cut above ' Caesar ' or ' Brutus ' or even ' Cato. His more famous name, Publicola, meant 'friend of the people.
Chase's patriotism was questioned when Hamilton revealed that Chase had taken advantage of knowledge gained in Congress to try to dominate the flour market. Authorship[ edit ] At the time of publication, the authors of The Federalist Papers attempted to hide their identities for fear of prosecution.
Astute observers, however, correctly discerned the identities of Hamilton, Madison, and Jay. Establishing authorial authenticity of the essays that comprise The Federalist Papers has not always been clear.
After Alexander Hamilton died ina list emerged, claiming that he alone had written two-thirds of The Federalist essays. Some believe that several of these essays were, in fact, written by James Madison No. The scholarly detective work of Douglass Adair in postulated the following assignments of authorship, corroborated in by a computer analysis of the text: Alexander Hamilton 51 articles: In a span of ten months, a total of 85 articles were written by the three men.
Hamilton, who had been a leading advocate of national constitutional reform throughout the s and represented New York at the Constitutional Conventionin became the first Secretary of the Treasurya post he held until his resignation in Madison, who is now acknowledged as the father of the Constitution—despite his repeated rejection of this honor during his lifetime,  became a leading member of the U.
House of Representatives from Virginia —Secretary of State —and ultimately the fourth President of the United States. Although written and published with haste, The Federalist articles were widely read and greatly influenced the shape of American political institutions.“The Federalist Papers” (more correctly called “The Federalist”) is a series of 85 essays that seek to explain the United States Constitution and the American system of government.
The Federalist No. 10 In the paper The Federalist No. 10, James Madison gives his arguments for a Republic government and reasons why he is against a pure Democracy. Madison supports the Constitution because it establishes a Republic government /5(5).
The Federalist Papers study guide contains a biography of Alexander Hamilton, John Jay and James Madison, literature essays, a complete e-text, quiz questions, major themes, characters, and a full.
The Federalist (later known as The Federalist Papers) is a collection of 85 articles and essays written by Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, and John Jay under the pseudonym "Publius" to promote the ratification of the United States Constitution.
Opposing Viewpoints of Capital Punishment - “Death penalty is a deterrent,” by George E. Pataki and “The Death Penalty Should Not Be Abolished,” by David B.
Muhlhausen are two articles that support capital punishment as a deterrent of crime. The Federalist Paper No. 10, written by Madison, pertained to factions, and the abuse they caused due to the form of government. Factions, as defined by him, are political parties of citizens motivated and united by a common interest, usually unfavorable to the rights of other citizens or the community.