The Federalist: A Commentary on the Constitution of the United States (Modern Library Classics)

The Federalist: A Commentary on the Constitution of the United States (Modern Library Classics)

Alexander Hamilton, John Jay, James Madison


The sequence of essays that contain The Federalist constitutes one of many key texts of the yank Revolution and the democratic procedure created within the wake of independence. Written in 1787 and 1788 by means of Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, and John Jay to advertise the ratification of the proposed structure, those papers stand as probably the main eloquent testimonial to democracy that exists. They describe the guidelines in the back of the yankee process of presidency: the separation of powers; the association of Congress; the respective positions of the administrative, legislative, and judiciary; and masses extra. The Federalist is still crucial examining for an individual attracted to politics and executive, and certainly for a person looking a foundational assertion approximately democracy and America.

This re-creation of The Federalist is edited by means of Robert Scigliano, a professor within the political technological know-how division at Boston university. His major advent sheds clarifying new gentle at the historic context and which means of The Federalist. Scigliano additionally presents a clean and definitive research of the disputed authorship of numerous sections of this significant work.

From the Hardcover edition.

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