Why Were the Federalist Papers Written?

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The Constitution of The United States sits behind glass in the National Archives, detailing the new powers of the United States and providing a basis for the structure of its national government. We often turn to these words to determine whether acts of government are constitutional and see them as an ever-important foundation for the nation.

Who Wrote the Federalist Papers?

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Opinion columns in newspapers or online aren’t always the best way of convincing people to share a viewpoint. There is always the risk that political biases will end up causing greater tensions. Still, a well-written piece could raise enough questions and shift the balance.

When Were the Federalist Papers Written?

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Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, and John Jay were all highly influential figures at the end of the 18th century. They not only helped shape the government through high-profile roles but also pushed their Federalist agenda in the creation of the United States Constitution. Their work and ideas are still available to read in the form of the Federalist Papers.

What Are the Federalist Papers?

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The Federalist Papers were a series of essays written by a group called Publius. Under this assumed pen name, they wrote detailed arguments in favor of the United States Constitution in its final draft and against the Articles of Confederation.

All About the Declaration of Independence

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A Symbolic Document The Declaration of Independence is a symbol of the freedom of the United States from the control of British rule under King George III. The date of its signature is a national holiday and is seen as the day the country was born. But what happened in 1776 to make this document […]

List of Free Constitution PDFs Available to Download and Print

Along with our free constitution website, ConstitutionUS.com also offers a number of unique publications for your download and enjoyment. They are also available to print. Please choose one of the following options: The US Constitution is the Sovereign Document of the United States. It was drafted at the Constitutional Convention and ratified by the states. […]