Series - Foundations of the United States

The Federalist Papers also known as The Federalist, comprising of 85 articles and essays, were written by Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, and John Jay between 1787 and 1788. These essays, published under the pseudonym “Publius,” aimed to promote the ratification of the United States Constitution. Addressing various aspects of government structure and individual rights, the papers serve as a foundational text in American political thought.
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The United States Constitution is the foundational legal document that establishes the framework for the American government and outlines the rights of its citizens. Drafted during the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia in 1787, it was ratified by the states in 1788 and went into effect in 1789.
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