The Federalist Papers (Civic Classics)

The Federalist Papers Civic Classics The best commentary on the principles of government which ever was written Thomas JeffersonPenguin presents a series of six portable accessible and above all essential reads from American political

The best commentary on the principles of government which ever was written Thomas JeffersonPenguin presents a series of six portable, accessible, and above all essential reads from American political history, selected by leading scholars Series editor Richard Beeman, author of The Penguin Guide to the U.S Constitution, draws together the great texts of American civic The best commentary on the principles of government which ever was written Thomas JeffersonPenguin presents a series of six portable, accessible, and above all essential reads from American political history, selected by leading scholars Series editor Richard Beeman, author of The Penguin Guide to the U.S Constitution, draws together the great texts of American civic life to create a timely and informative mini library of perennially vital issues Whether readers are encountering these classic writings for the first time, or brushing up in anticipation of the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act, these slim volumes will serve as a powerful and illuminating resource for scholars, students, and civic minded citizens.Written at a time when furious arguments were raging about the best way to govern America, The Federalist Papers had the immediate practical aim of persuading New Yorkers to accept the newly drafted Constitution in 1787 In this they were supremely successful, but their influence also transcended contemporary debate to win them a lasting place in discussions of American political theory The Federalist Papers make a powerful case for power sharing between State and Federal authorities and have only risen in legal influence over the last two centuries Beeman s analysis helps clarify the goals, at once separate and in concert, of Madison, Hamilton, and Jay during their writing, and his selections s

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  1. Alexander Hamilton James Madison John Jay Richard Beeman says:
    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.

449 Reply to “The Federalist Papers (Civic Classics)”

  1. while I m a 4th way through the book, I admit I m disappointed, not over the content, but with what s missing I thought, when I bought it, it d be all the federalist papers I knew they were really just a bunch of essays published in a New York newspaper under the pseudonym Plubius , I knew it was written mostly by Alexander Hamilton and James Madison, with a few by John Jay I knew this was basically arguing for New York to ratify the US Constitution without the Bill of Rights, which wasn t writt [...]


  2. This edition is an abridged collection of some of the essays 19 out of the full 85 The essays were written in the midst of the Constitution ratification debates to encourage ratification.If you re interested in how the national government was designed, why certain features were added or not added, these papers will help illuminate Consider it a user s guide to the Constitution Where the latter is a short 10 page document of the rules of government, these letters expand on why those rules were pi [...]


  3. This is a great book to read based on the United States constitution in which Alexander Hamilton James Madison and John Jay focused on Also they pointed that We as the people of United States created the constitution At the same time it was pointed out that if we have justice there will be no government because the people will over rule For the most part all three of them pointed out some of the strengths and weaknesses of each of our powers that organizes the United States such as the legislatu [...]


  4. This summary was useless I m just going to Guttenberg and downloading the origional text when I ve got some time Something with historical references footnotes comments would be ideal, but that should be an expansion on the origional papers, not editing it down to nothing


  5. Alexander joins forces with James Madison and John Jay to write a series of essays defending the new United States Constitution, entitled The Federalist Papers The plan was to write a total of twenty five essays, the work divided evenly among the three men In the end, they wrote eighty five essays, in the span of six months John Jay got sick after writing five James Madison wrote twenty nine Hamilton wrote the other fifty one Okay, what would The Federalist Papers be without quoting some Hamilto [...]


  6. I am glad to have read the introduction to this book and understood the historical context for it At a time when the colonies were bound only by the Articles of Confederation and what is now the Constitution was then just a proposition for their review, these three authors used the power of the pen to fight to defend it against its detractors Sounds like the subject of a great non fiction book or a documentary However, although Madison is the strongest of the three writers, none are all that ins [...]


  7. This slim volume was a wonderful introduction to the Federalist Papers Some of the other reviewers have complained that this version is abridged but I thought the editor did a wonderful job of choosing the most relevant and interesting essays to include He hit the highlights and skipped the boring or redundant essays Many of the essays that were excluded have to do with taxation, commerce, treaties, etc I had to read the papers in their entirety while in law school and believe me, it was painful [...]


  8. While I understand the importance of reading a book like this, and I m glad I did, it was a very dry read.I really enjoyed the literary and historical references Hamilton especially seemed to rely on his Greek history when trying to make points The comparisons between other rulers from other countries and what Hamilton or Madison hoped our president would be was interesting as well I got the impression they spent a lot of time analyzing other governments in order to pick and choose the best qual [...]



  9. A decent subset of The Federalist Papers, focusing mainly on the iconic entries and the contemporarily relevant ones.


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