The Federalist Papers: No. 85

On┬áthis day in 1788, the last Federalist Paper was published! Thanks to all of you who have persevered with me through the entire series. Alexander Hamilton (a.k.a. Publius) delivers his concluding remarks on the new Constitution then being proposed to the states, including some final thoughts on whether amendments are needed before the Constitution is […]

The Federalist Papers: No. 84

At about this time in 1788, Alexander Hamilton (a.k.a. Publius) was writing Federalist Paper No. 84. His essay would later appear in a bound volume with other Federalist essays (see below). Hamilton addresses miscellaneous objections to the Constitution. He first addresses the most obvious concern of many Americans at the time: The Constitution then lacked […]

The Federalist Papers: No. 83

At about this time in 1788, Alexander Hamilton (a.k.a. Publius) was writing Federalist Paper No. 83. His essay would later appear in a bound volume with other Federalist essays (see below). You guessed it. Hamilton is STILL talking about the judiciary. This time, he is talking about the provisions regarding trial by jury. Article III […]

The Federalist Papers: No. 82

At about this time in 1788, Alexander Hamilton (a.k.a. Publius) was writing Federalist Paper No. 82. His essay would later appear in a bound volume with other Federalist essays (see below). The ever-verbose Hamilton is STILL talking about the judiciary. What will happen to the state courts under the new Constitution? Hamilton begins by noting […]

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 […]