The federalist papers
Download
1 / 8

The Federalist Papers - PowerPoint PPT Presentation


  • 87 Views
  • Uploaded on

The Federalist Papers. Jordan LaPorta. The Authors. Alexander Hamilton Lawyer Congressman under the Articles of Confederation Wrote fifty-one of the essays Later the first Treasury Secretary of the United States First Constitutional Lawyer. Authors. James Madison

loader
I am the owner, or an agent authorized to act on behalf of the owner, of the copyrighted work described.
capcha
Download Presentation

PowerPoint Slideshow about ' The Federalist Papers' - ethel


An Image/Link below is provided (as is) to download presentation

Download Policy: Content on the Website is provided to you AS IS for your information and personal use and may not be sold / licensed / shared on other websites without getting consent from its author.While downloading, if for some reason you are not able to download a presentation, the publisher may have deleted the file from their server.


- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - E N D - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Presentation Transcript
The federalist papers

The Federalist Papers

Jordan LaPorta


The authors
The Authors

  • Alexander Hamilton

    • Lawyer

    • Congressman under the Articles of Confederation

    • Wrote fifty-one of the essays

    • Later the first Treasury Secretary of the United States

    • First Constitutional Lawyer


Authors
Authors

  • James Madison

    • Member of the Constitutional Convention

    • Principle author of the constitution

    • Wrote twenty-nine of the essays

    • Secretary of State in the Jefferson Administration

    • Fourth President of the United States


Authors1
Authors

  • John Jay

    • Lawyer

    • Member of the first and second continental congresses

    • Congressmen under the AOC

    • Wrote five of the essays

    • First Chief Justice of the Supreme Court


Purpose
Purpose

  • Fall of 1787 the Constitution was completed and sent to the state legislatures for ratification

    • New York was split over the issue

    • Influential Governor George Clinton was attempting to persuade against ratification

  • The Federalist was a series of eighty-five essays urging constitutional ratification

    • Serialized between Oct. 1787-May 1788 in The Independent Journal

    • Published under the Pseudonym Publius

    • Stressed a stronger central government and redundancy of the BOR


Prominent essays
Prominent Essays

  • Federalist No. 10 – Madison

    • The most referenced and debated of the Federalist papers

    • Advocates extended national republicanism to prevent demagoguery of majorities

  • Federalist No. 39 – Madison

    • Madison lays out in full the definition of what Federalism is

  • Federalist No. 51 – Madison

    • Argues for the Checks and Balances on the three branches

    • “Greatest reflection of all human nature”


Prominent essays1
Prominent Essays

  • Federalist No. 70 – Hamilton

    • The one man chief executive

  • Federalist No. 78 – Hamilton

    • The Judiciary and Judiciary Review

  • Federalist No. 84 – Hamilton

    • The BOR is unnecessary because of provisions in the original text already protect the liberty of the people


Relevance today
Relevance Today

  • Foremost Authority on the Constitution

  • Best existing defense of Federal-Republicanism

  • Used By Historians and judges to determine the original intent of the framers


ad