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Federalist Papers

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ISBN-10: 0451528816

ISBN-13: 9780451528810

Edition: 1961

Authors: Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, John Jay, Clinton Rossiter, Charles R. Kesler

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The documents thatshaped a nation. Three of the founding fathers brilliantly defend their revolutionary charter: the Constitution of the United States, a milestone in political science and a classic of American history.
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Book details

List price: $7.95
Copyright year: 1961
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 4/1/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 688
Size: 4.00" wide x 7.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 0.924
Language: English

Alexander Hamilton was born on January 11, 1757 on the West Indian Island of Nevis. His mother died in 1769, around the same time his father went bankrupt. Hamilton joined a counting house in St. Croix where he excelled at accounting. From 1772 until 1774, he attended a grammar school in Elizabethtown, New Jersey, and went on to study at King's College. Hamilton entered the Revolutionary movement in 1774 at a public gathering in New York City with a speech urging the calling of a general meeting of the colonies. That same year, he anonymously wrote two pamphlets entitled, A Full Vindication of the Measures of Congress from the Calumnies of Their Enemies and The Farmer Refuted. When the…    

James Madison, the fourth president of the United States, was born at Port Conway, Virginia. He was raised on a large family farm, called Montpelier, which remained his home throughout his life. After receiving a boarding school education, he entered the College of New Jersey (now Princeton University), from which he graduated in 1771. In 1776, Madison was elected a delegate to the Virginia Revolutionary Convention, where he was a strong advocate of religious freedom. He then became a Virginia legislator. As delegate to the Constitutional Convention of 1787, he became the chief architect of the U.S. Constitution and, later, of the Bill of Rights. Madison served in the first Congress from…    

Introduction
A Note on this Edition
Contents of The Federalist
Preface
The Federalist Papers
The Declaration of Independence
Articles of Confederation
The Call for the Federal Constitutional Convention
The Constitution of the United States of America, collated with The Federalist Papers
Notes on The Federalist Papers
Selected Bibliography
Index of Ideas