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  1. The Federalist Papers: The Ideas that Forged the American Constitution: Slip-case Edition
    The Federalist Papers: The Ideas that Forged the American Constitution: Slip-case Edition
    The Federalist Papers: The Ideas that Forged the American Constitution: Slip-case Edition
    The Federalist Papers: The Ideas that Forged the American Constitution: Slip-case Edition
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  2. The Federalist Papers: The Ideas that Forged the American Constitution: Slip-case Edition

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Considered to be perhaps the most significant America contribution to political thought, The Federalist Papers first appeared in New York newspapers in 1787 under the collective pseudonym of 'Publius'. The aim of the 85 essays was to support the ratification of America s new Constitution and they consisted of 175,000 words. This edition presents edited highlights in a sumptuous silk bound gift edition with decorative slipcase.Thomas Jefferson called The Federalist Papers 'the best commentary on the principles of government which has ever been written'. This book features edited highlights of the essays which persuaded American voters to back the Constitution and thus enabled power-sharing between the State and Federal authorities which has stood the United States of America in good stead ever since. A lovely edition to buy to keep or to give as a gift. The painless way to absorb the arguments that lay behind the adoption of the US Constitution. Luxury edition with real cloth slipcase featuring foil blocking.

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What a blessing to have an as-it-was-happening commentary on The Constitution of the United States. We have the Constitution’s author, James Madison, “defense” of the Constitution. And knowing that the Supreme Court has cited The Federalist Papers in its decisions gives them additional credence.

Each provision of the Constitution is explained and defended. Historical facts about previous governments are reasons for specific provisions. Brilliant men of the Enlightenment created a new type of republic. This new government, created in a time of peace, would depend upon and require rational thought instead of unpredictable monarchs/oligarchs reacting to public convulsions.

I am struck by papers #42 thru #47. They define the shared power between the Sovereign States and the proposed federal Union; this tension is nearly gone today. Paper #68 explains the original (and now abandoned) Electoral College. And, paper #10 warns us that “democracies... Read more
Sorry to be so long-winded, but....

Hamilton was only one of three authors (James Madison and John Jay being the others), although he wrote about 50 of the 85 articles. The first 77 were originally published in colonial newspapers in 1787 and 1788 as individual pieces, all written under the pseudonym, Publius. The collection of all these articles, plus another eight written by Hamilton, was first published as "The Federalist" in 1788 -- the word "Papers" was added in later editions. The Federalist writings supported ratification of the Constitution, and were instrumental in securing that ratification. The collected articles are rightly considered to be the best source for determining what was in the minds of the framers when they were drafting the Constitution. If we had only the Constitution to go by, bare of supporting opinion, it would be virtually impossible for any of the three branches of government (but especially the judiciary) to interpret the... Read more
A cornerstone of American History ...written by real Genius the days when politicians were Educated leaders and READERS of of Voltaire, Descartes, Locke (European Enlightenment) bla bla bla ... and laid down the intellectual basis behind the new laws of the American Constitution.
In Days of Yore ...when "politicians" did more than read opinion polls to say what they needed to get elected (all about ME) instead of "All about YOU" and your family's BEST interests !!!
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