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The Federalist Papers

James Madison

Written by Alexander Hamilton, John Madison and John Jay - three of the Founding Fathers of the United States of America - The Federalist Papers combined to form one of the most important document in American history. Containing a collection of 85 detailed papers about the US Constitution and the explanation of the various laws that the Government itself has to abide by, along with every single one of its branches, this writing presented more or less in laymen terms the exact reasons why ratifying the Constitution was a good idea. The Papers offer a detailed outline on the separation of powers and on how political power has to be used within severe limitation in order to prevent the people from having to give up their freedom and rights as citizens. Written in a time when the ratification of the Constitution still hung in the balance, they acted as a valuable incentive to help inform and convince both state legislators and the general population of its crucial importance. To exemplify the value of The Federalist Papers, it is worth mentioning the suggestion that the late historian Clinton Rossiter made regarding anyone who didn't wish to be burdened with reading all 85 of the papers included in this work. He recommended a number of papers as the ones he considered to be the "most important," while later admitting that whoever read that selection would want to continue with the rest as well. The Federalist Papers played a major role in the acceptance and ratification of the US Constitution, and are considered to be a writing of significant cultural, historical and political value today. If you want to learn more about your rights as an American citizen and the limitations of the US Central and Federal Government, as they were defined by the Founding Fathers themselves, reading this remarkable piece of political literature is an absolute must.

Written by Alexander Hamilton, John Madison and John Jay - three of the Founding Fathers of the United States of America - The Federalist Papers combined to form one of the most important document in American history. Containing a collection of 85 detailed papers about the US Constitution and the explanation of the various laws that the Government itself has to abide by, along with every single one of its branches, this writing presented more or less in laymen terms the exact reasons why ratifying the Constitution was a good idea. The Papers offer a detailed outline on the separation of powers and on how political power has to be used within severe limitation in order to prevent the people from having to give up their freedom and rights as citizens. Written in a time when the ratification of the Constitution still hung in the balance, they acted as a valuable incentive to help inform and convince both state legislators and the general population of its crucial importance. To exemplify the value of The Federalist Papers, it is worth mentioning the suggestion that the late historian Clinton Rossiter made regarding anyone who didn't wish to be burdened with reading all 85 of the papers included in this work. He recommended a number of papers as the ones he considered to be the "most important," while later admitting that whoever read that selection would want to continue with the rest as well. The Federalist Papers played a major role in the acceptance and ratification of the US Constitution, and are considered to be a writing of significant cultural, historical and political value today. If you want to learn more about your rights as an American citizen and the limitations of the US Central and Federal Government, as they were defined by the Founding Fathers themselves, reading this remarkable piece of political literature is an absolute must.
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History

Description:

Written by Alexander Hamilton, John Madison and John Jay - three of the Founding Fathers of the United States of America - The Federalist Papers combined to form one of the most important document in American history. Containing a collection of 85 detailed papers about the US Constitution and the explanation of the various laws that the Government itself has to abide by, along with every single one of its branches, this writing presented more or less in laymen terms the exact reasons why ratifying the Constitution was a good idea. The Papers offer a detailed outline on the separation of powers and on how political power has to be used within severe limitation in order to prevent the people from having to give up their freedom and rights as citizens. Written in a time when the ratification of the Constitution still hung in the balance, they acted as a valuable incentive to help inform and convince both state legislators and the general population of its crucial importance. To exemplify the value of The Federalist Papers, it is worth mentioning the suggestion that the late historian Clinton Rossiter made regarding anyone who didn't wish to be burdened with reading all 85 of the papers included in this work. He recommended a number of papers as the ones he considered to be the "most important," while later admitting that whoever read that selection would want to continue with the rest as well. The Federalist Papers played a major role in the acceptance and ratification of the US Constitution, and are considered to be a writing of significant cultural, historical and political value today. If you want to learn more about your rights as an American citizen and the limitations of the US Central and Federal Government, as they were defined by the Founding Fathers themselves, reading this remarkable piece of political literature is an absolute must.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Alexander Hamilton, John Jay, Multiple Narrators

Length:

20h 51m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

11:04


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

11:54


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

11:01


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

11:43


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

10:23


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

15:30


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

14:52


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

13:17


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

12:37


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

18:04


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

20:05


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

17:50


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

08:02


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

19:59


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

19:24


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

12:54


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

09:36


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

14:43


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

14:22


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

11:13


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

12:36


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

20:08


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

10:30


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

13:21


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

12:37


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

15:01


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

08:57


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

10:04


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

14:24


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

12:54


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

11:05


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

09:33


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

11:13


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

14:19


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

14:23


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

19:05


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

20:20


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

25:01


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

14:32


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

21:53


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

20:41


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

17:33


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

22:27


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

19:30


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

13:50


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

16:13


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

17:52


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

12:35


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

12:06


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

07:07


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

12:07


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

10:30


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

12:30


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

11:38


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

11:26


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

10:30


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

14:24


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

13:59


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

12:32


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

14:27


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

09:42


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

15:39


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

19:41


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

14:50


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

12:56


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

14:45


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

11:56


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

09:37


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

19:45


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

20:26


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

10:37


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

13:02


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

16:37


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

06:49


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

12:20


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

12:23


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

12:41


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

19:43


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

06:41


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

14:37


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

22:02


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

09:24


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

51:32


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

23:05


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

16:13