The Federalist Papers: No. 81

At about this time in 1788, Alexander Hamilton (a.k.a. Publius) was writing Federalist Paper No. 81. His essay would later appear in a bound volume with other Federalist essays (see below). This paper honestly might leave you rolling your eyes a bit at the current state of affairs. Hamilton is still discussing the judiciary and […]

The Federalist Papers: No. 80

At about this time in 1788, Alexander Hamilton (a.k.a. Publius) was writing Federalist Paper No. 80. His essay would later appear in a bound volume with other Federalist essays (see below). This paper continues Hamilton’s examination of the judiciary. Hamilton begins by noting that there “ought always to be a constitutional method of giving efficacy […]

This Week in History: Apollo 13, the Civil War begins, Titanic sinks

Happy Sunday! Attached is a summary of my “morning history” posts from this past week. Enjoy and have a great week! Monday, April 11 On this day in 1861, Confederate Gen. P.G.T. Beauregard sends a demand to Union Maj. Robert Anderson: Surrender Fort Sumter! Tension had been building between North and South for many months, […]

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