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Federalist With Letters of Brutus

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ISBN-10: 0521001218

ISBN-13: 9780521001212

Edition: 2003

Authors: Terence Ball, Raymond Geuss, Alexander Hamilton, John Jay, James Madison

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During the debate over ratification of the American constitution, Hamilton, Madison & Jay published 85 papers in the 'Federalist' under the pseudonym of 'Publius', advocating the case for federalism. Their chief critic was 'Brutus', whose true identity remains unknown.
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List price: $41.99
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 5/29/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 640
Size: 5.39" wide x 8.39" long x 1.10" tall
Weight: 2.090
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…    

Biographical synopses
A note on sources and abbreviations
Bibliographical note
The Federalist
Letters of Brutus
Appendices The Articles of Confederation and Constitution of the United States