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By Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, John Jay

This kingdom and this humans appear to have been made for every different, and it seems that as though it used to be the layout of windfall, that an inheritance so right and handy for a band of brethren ... shouldn't ever be break up right into a variety of unsocial, jealous, and alien sovereignties." So wrote John Jay, one of many progressive authors of The Federalist Papers, arguing that if the us was once really to be a unmarried kingdom, its leaders must agree on universally binding principles of governance--in brief, a structure. In an excellent set of essays, Jay and his colleagues Alexander Hamilton and James Madison explored in minute element the results of building one of those rule that will have interaction as many voters as attainable and that will contain a method of exams and balances. Their arguments proved profitable finally, and The Federalist Papers stand as key files within the founding of the us.

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Ii) (New York, 1982). Richard Beeman, Stephen Botein, and Edward C. ), Beyond Confederation: Origins of the Constitution and American National Identity (Chapel Hill, NC, 1987). Edmund S. , Chicago, 1992). The Era of Confederation 1777‒1786 Jackson Turner Main, The Sovereign States 1775–1783 (New York, 1973). H. James Henderson, Party Politics in the Continental Congress (New York, 1974). Jack N. Rakove, The Beginnings of National Politics: An Interpretive History of the Continental Congress (New York, 1979).

So numerous indeed and so powerful are the causes which serve to give a false bias to the judgment, that we, upon many occasions, see wise and good men on the wrong as well as on the right side of questions of the first magnitude to society. This circumstance, if duly attended to, would furnish a lesson of moderation to those who are ever so thoroughly persuaded of their being in the right in any controversy. And a further reason for caution, in this respect, might be drawn from the reflection that we are not always sure that those who advocate the truth are influenced by purer principles than their antagonists.

Merrill Jensen, John P. Kaminski, and Gaspare J. Saladino. , Chicago and London, 1981), ed. Herbert J. Storing. ), The Origins of the American Constitution: A Documentary History (New York and Harmondsworth, England, 1986). ), The Anti-Federalist Papers and the Constitutional Convention Debates (New York and London, 1986). J. R. ), The American Constitution. For and Against: The Federalist and Anti-Federalist Papers (New York, 1987). , New York, 1993). Colleen A. Sheehan and Gary L. ), Friends of the Constitution: Writings of the ‘Other’ Federalists 1787–1788 (Indianapolis, 1998) (a collection of Federalist writers who did not contribute to The Federalist Papers).

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