The Federalist Papers is a collection of 85 articles and essays written by Alexander Hamilton , James Madison , and John Jay under the collective pseudonym "Publius" to promote the ratification of the United States Constitution. The collection was commonly known as The Federalist until the name The Federalist Papers emerged in the 20th century. McLean in March and May The authors of The Federalist intended to influence the voters to ratify the Constitution. In Federalist No.
Learn more about Alexander Hamilton from our affiliated website. See timelines, trivia, and many special features. Visit the site. Learn more about how you can support the AHA Society's initiatives. The Constitution was signed by 39 delegates from 12 states on September 17, in the Constitutional Convention, but required ratification by nine states to be officially enacted. After the Constitutional Convention, there were numerous groups that were determined that the newly proposed constitution should not be successfully ratified by the states.
The Anti-Federalist put up a long and hard fight, however, they were not as organized as the Federalists. While the Anti- Federalist had great concerns about the Constitution and National government, the Federalist had good responses to combat these concerns. The Federalist were and for the Constitution and feel the Article of Confederation were not worth ratifying, these should be scrapped altogether. They felt that the Articles limited the power of congress, because congress had to request cooperation. This can be both good and bad and it was explored in-depth by James Madison in The Federalist Papers.
In October , the first in a series of 85 essays arguing for ratification of the proposed U. They would be published serially from in several New York newspapers. Entitled The Federalist , it has been hailed as one of the most important political documents in U.