The Essential Federalist and Anti-Federalist Papers

  • Title: The Essential Federalist and Anti-Federalist Papers
  • Author: Alexander Hamilton James Madison John Jay David Wootton
  • ISBN: 9780872206557
  • Page: 329
  • Format: Paperback
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    The Essential Federalist and Anti-Federalist Papers

    About Alexander Hamilton James Madison John Jay David Wootton


    1. Librarian Note There is than one author in the GoodReads database with this name See this thread for information Alexander Hamilton January 11, 1755 or 1757 July 12, 1804 was the first United States Secretary of the Treasury, a Founding Father, economist, and political philosopher He led calls for the Philadelphia Convention, was one of America s first Constitutional lawyers, and cowrote the Federalist Papers, a primary source for Constitutional interpretation.Born on the West Indian island of Nevis, Hamilton was educated in North America During the American Revolutionary War, he joined the American militia and was chosen artillery captain Hamilton became senior aide de camp and confidant to General George Washington, and led three battalions at the Siege of Yorktown He was elected to the Continental Congress, but resigned to practice law and to found the Bank of New York He served in the New York Legislature, later returned to Congress, and was the only New York signer at the Philadelphia Convention As Washington s Treasury Secretary, he influenced formative government policy widely An admirer of British political systems, Hamilton emphasized strong central government and Implied Powers, under which the new U.S Congress funded the national debt, assumed state debts, created a national bank, and established an import tariff and whiskey tax.By 1792, a Hamilton coalition and a Jefferson Madison coalition had arisen the formative Federalist and Democratic Republican Parties , which differed strongly over Hamilton s domestic fiscal goals and his foreign policy of extensive trade and friendly relations with Britain Exposed in an affair with Maria Reynolds, Hamilton resigned from the Treasury in 1795 to return to Constitutional law and advocacy of strong federalism In 1798, the Quasi War with France led Hamilton to argue for, organize, and become de facto commander of a national army.Hamilton s opposition to fellow Federalist John Adams contributed to the success of Democratic Republicans Thomas Jefferson and Aaron Burr in the uniquely deadlocked election of 1800 With his party s defeat, Hamilton s nationalist and industrializing ideas lost their former national prominence In 1801, Hamilton founded the New York Post as the Federalist broadsheet New York Evening Post His intense rivalry with Vice President Burr eventually resulted in a duel, in which Hamilton was mortally wounded, dying the following day After the War of 1812, Hamilton s former opponents, including Madison and Albert Gallatin, revived some of his federalizing programs, such as a second national bank, national infrastructure, tariffs, and a standing army and navy Hamilton s federalist and business oriented economic visions for the country continue to influence party platforms to this day.


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    1. Anyone who doubts the genius of the founding fathers never read these papers.

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    2. My grandmothers gained the right to vote in 1920 One died in 1946, and one in 1947 and the voted in every election they were qualified to do so.

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    3. Am I a federalist Am I an anti federalist I keep getting confused

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    4. First its a tough read when you know who s going to win the argument Then theres all the inside baseball discussions and the Anti s complaining about everything the terms of the pols are too short, they re too long, they should be forced out, they should stay in, the judicial branch is too weak, the judicial branch is too strong, the President will be the Senate s puppet, the President will be a tyrannical king, and hey where s the bill of rights.It s a miracle the Constitution ever passed After [...]

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    5. Even a general search for meaning in the US constitution is not complete without reading the arguments for or against its ratification As I listen to individuals argue various constitutional issues such as the 2nd ammendment I always have to ask if they ve read these papers It seems that very few have It s sad that in a pivotal time of collosal issues that face America that our citizens have such a shaky understanding of the fundamental laws that undergird all our legislative questions Read it w [...]

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    6. This is a good compilation of the important Federalist Papers with some writings against adoption of the Constitution I was struck by some of the common themes against that it would lead to a government solely by and for elites, that the VP has nothing to do, that the VP would have a big influence in the Senate, and so on.

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    7. Boring No, not boring when thought about as history in the making I am fascinated by my countries founding fathers and how it all came about to put this country on it s road to greatness Dry Perhaps yes dry reading I ll give in to that However I m Happy that I read this

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    8. I turned to this book during a final collegiate research project on the subject inequality Wonderful piece of work and amazing insight into the works and minds of those for and against the US Constitution.

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    9. OK for a first read, but the whole book is necessary to really understand the debate

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    10. Read only if you want to understand American politics

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