The Federalist Papers: No. 5

On this day in 1787, Federalist Paper No. 5 is published. In this paper, “Publius” was John Jay. It’s the last essay that Jay will write for a while. Instead, James Madison and Alexander Hamilton will take over most of the rest of the series. Remember: Eventually, there were 85 papers. They were lengthy articles, […]

The Federalist Papers: No. 4

On this day in 1787, Federalist Paper No. 4 was published. It was another in the series of essays defending the Constitution to the American people, who were then considering whether to adopt it. The first 14 Federalist Papers can sound VERY pro-national government—perhaps surprisingly so! The Founders were supposed to be in favor of […]

The Federalist Papers: No. 3

On this day in 1787, Federalist Paper No. 3 was published. Eventually, 85 papers would be written in defense of the new Constitution…..85 essays! Just think about that. The American people were so interested and so involved in the creation of their new government that there was an audience for 85 long essays in the […]

This Week in History: The Erie Canal, Battle of White Plains, and Mount Rushmore

Happy Sunday! Attached is a summary of my “morning history” posts from this past week. Enjoy and have a great week!  Monday, October 26 On this day in 1825, the Erie Canal opens. Did you know that federal funding for the project was vetoed, despite the importance of the transportation bill in New York? Its […]