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This is a free textbook that is offered by Amazon for reading on a Kindle. Anybody can read Kindle books—even without a Kindle device—with the free Kindle app for smartphones and tablets. Download the app for your device and start reading for free.‘This book was converted from its physical edition to the digital format by a...
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'Written at a time when furious arguments were raging about the best way to govern America, The Federalist Papers had the immediate pratical 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. Acclaimed by Thomas Jefferson as 'the best commentary on the principles of government which ever was written', The Federalist Papers make a powerful case for power-sharing between State and Federal authorities and for a Constitution that has endured largely unchanged for two hundred years.'
Some topics include:
Concerning Dangers from Foreign Force and Influence
Concerning Dangers from Dissensions Between the States
Consequences of Hostilities Between the States
The Utility of the Union as a Safeguard Against Domestic Faction and Insurrection
The Utility of the Union in Respect to Commercial Relations and a Navy
The Utility of the Union In Respect to Revenue
Advantage of the Union in Respect to Economy in Government
Objections to the Proposed Constitution From Extent of Territory Answered
Insufficiency of the Present Confederation to Preserve the Union
Other Defects of the Present Confederation
Necessity of a Government as Energetic as the One Proposed to the Preservation of the Union
Powers Necessary to the Common Defense Further Considered
Idea of Restraining the Legislative Authority in Regard to the Common Defense Considered