Federalist papers By Austin Brinker
What is it? • The Federalist Papers are 85 essays that detailed the new government, how it will operate, and why it is superior to the old government. (articles of confederation) • It was written by three authors, and every entry was signed under the pseudonym PUBLIUS
Why was it made? • The Federalist Papers were published in NY newspapers to help convince voters to vote for the Constitution • The Papers explain and ratify (approve or to agree with) the many ideas of the Constitution and the new government to voters who may not understand the new government and why it is a good choice.
The authors • Alexander Hamilton wrote 52 essays, James Madison wrote 28, and John Jay wrote 5 essays.
pros • Explains to voters and concerned Americans the new direction the country is going in • People nowadays can read it if they need explanation for what the Constitution is all about.
Cons • Every essay is signed with a pseudonym, so we cannot know who wrote each specific essay
Why is it importantto the constitution • Most likely convinced some people to vote for the Constitution because they were previously unaware of what it is • The 85 essays do a good job of explaining what the new government would be like