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U.S. History Topics » Government » U.S. Constitution

The Federalist Papers

offers the 85 essays urging New Yorkers to ratify the proposed Constitution. First published in New York City newspapers (1787-1788), the essays explained how the new government would work and why it was right for the U.S. Written by Hamilton, Madison, and Jay, the essays are often used today to help interpret the intentions of the Founding Fathers. (Library of Congress)

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Published initially in The New York Packet and The Independent Journal the Federalist Papers were reprinted in additional New York newspapers and in other states. A bound edition, with revisions and corrections by Hamilton, was published in 1788.
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