The Federalist

No competing edition of The Federalist offers nearly as much help in grasping Publius' arguments in defense of the new but unratified United States Constitution of 1787 as this new annotated edition by J. R. Pole.

Author: Alexander Hamilton

Publisher: Hackett Publishing

ISBN: 9781603840057

Category: History

Page: 560

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No competing edition of The Federalist offers nearly as much help in grasping Publius' arguments in defense of the new but unratified United States Constitution of 1787 as this new annotated edition by J. R. Pole. Essay by essay--with ample cross-references and glosses on 18th-century linguistic usage--Pole's commentary lays bare the intellectual background and assumptions of Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, and John Jay; explicates and critiques The Federalist's central concepts, rhetorical strategies, and arguments; and points up the international, national, and local facts on the ground relevant to Confederation Era New Yorkers, the constituency to which The Federalist was originally addressed. Pole's Introduction, a brief chronology of political events from 1688 to 1791, a brief overview of the themes of the essays, the text of the Constitution cross-referenced to The Federalist, and an index of proper names, concepts, and themes that also functions as a glossary further distinguish this edition.

The Essential Federalist and Anti Federalist Papers

Through a judicious selection of the classic essays from 1787-1788 by Madison, Hamilton, and Jay in defence of the new federal Constitution -- together with key writings by the Anti-Federalists -- Wootton captures the essentials of the 18th ...

Author: David Wootton

Publisher: Hackett Publishing

ISBN: 0872206556

Category: History

Page: 343

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Through a judicious selection of the classic essays from 1787-1788 by Madison, Hamilton, and Jay in defence of the new federal Constitution -- together with key writings by the Anti-Federalists -- Wootton captures the essentials of the 18th-century American debate on federalism in this modernised edition and frames it with a brilliant and engaging Introduction. Includes the U. S. Constitution.

The Essential Federalist and Anti Federalist Papers

Through a judicious selection of the classic essays from 1787-1788 by Madison, Hamilton, and Jay in defence of the new federal Constitution -- together with key writings by the Anti-Federalists -- Wootton captures the essentials of the 18th ...

Author: David Wootton

Publisher: Hackett Publishing

ISBN: 9781603844390

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Page: 392

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Through a judicious selection of the classic essays from 1787-1788 by Madison, Hamilton, and Jay in defence of the new federal Constitution -- together with key writings by the Anti-Federalists -- Wootton captures the essentials of the 18th-century American debate on federalism in this modernised edition and frames it with a brilliant and engaging Introduction. Includes the U. S. Constitution.

The Federalist Papers

James Madison, “Federalist No. ... of the Field The classical theme that power corrupts and must be limited is found throughout The Federalist Papers. ... 2 Thomas Hobbes, Leviathan (London: Hackett, 1994), Chapter XIII, Section 9.

Author: Jeremy Kleidosty

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781351353083

Category: History

Page: 96

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The 85 essays that maker up The Federalist Papers’ clearly demonstrate the vital importance of the art of persuasion. Written between 1787 and 1788 by three of the “Founding Fathers” of the United States, the Papers were written with the specific intention of convincing Americans that it was in their interest to back the creation of a strong national government, enshrined in a constitution – and they played a major role in deciding the debate between proponents of a federal state, with its government based on central institutions housed in a single capital, and the supporters of states’ rights. The papers’ authors – Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, and John Jay – believed that centralised government was the only way to knit their newborn country together, while still preserving individual liberties. Closely involved with the politics of the time, they saw a real danger of America splintering, to the detriment of all its citizens. Given the fierce debates of the time, however, Hamilton, Jay and Madison knew they had to persuade the general public by advancing clear, well-structured arguments – and by systematically engaging with opposing points of view. By enshrining checks and balances in a constitution designed to protect individual liberties, they argued, fears that central government would oppress the newly free people of America would be allayed. The constitution that the three men helped forge governs the US to this day, and it remains the oldest written constitution, still in force, anywhere in the world.

A Letter Concerning Toleration

Other Hackett Classics of Political Thought Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. Indianapolis, IN 46244-0937 ... The Classical Utilitarians Reflections on the Revolution in France Selected Political Writings The Federalist The Essential ...

Author: John Locke

Publisher: Hackett Publishing

ISBN: 9781603844567

Category: Philosophy

Page: 72

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John Locke's subtle and influential defense of religious toleration as argued in his seminal Letter Concerning Toleration (1685) appears in this edition as introduced by one of our most distinguished political theorists and historians of political thought.

Patriotism and Piety

Federalist Politics and Religious Struggle in the New American Nation Jonathan J. Den Hartog ... From another perspective, in a classic historical work, David Hackett Fischer emphasized the split between the “Old Federalists,” who did ...

Author: Jonathan J. Den Hartog

Publisher: University of Virginia Press

ISBN: 9780813936420

Category: History

Page: 278

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In Patriotism and Piety, Jonathan Den Hartog argues that the question of how religion would function in American society was decided in the decades after the Constitution and First Amendment established a legal framework. Den Hartog shows that among the wide array of politicians and public figures struggling to define religion’s place in the new nation, Federalists stood out—evolving religious attitudes were central to Federalism, and the encounter with Federalism strongly shaped American Christianity. Den Hartog describes the Federalist appropriations of religion as passing through three stages: a "republican" phase of easy cooperation inherited from the experience of the American Revolution; a "combative" phase, forged during the political battles of the 1790s–1800s, when the destiny of the republic was hotly contested; and a "voluntarist" phase that grew in importance after 1800. Faith became more individualistic and issue-oriented as a result of the actions of religious Federalists. Religious impulses fueled party activism and informed governance, but the redirection of religious energies into voluntary societies sapped party momentum, and religious differences led to intraparty splits. These developments altered not only the Federalist Party but also the practice and perception of religion in America, as Federalist insights helped to create voluntary, national organizations in which Americans could practice their faith in interdenominational settings. Patriotism and Pietyfocuses on the experiences and challenges confronted by a number of Federalists, from well-known leaders such as John Adams, John Jay, Charles Cotesworth Pinckney, and Timothy Dwight to lesser-known but still important figures such as Caleb Strong, Elias Boudinot, and William Jay.

Freedom

For the Federalist political program, see David Hackett Fischer, The Revolution of American Conservatism: The ... are the Best Keepers of the People's Liberties?,” in The Mind of James Madison: The Legacy of Classical Republicanism, ed.

Author: Annelien De Dijn

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674245594

Category: Political Science

Page: 400

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The invention of modern freedom—the equating of liberty with restraints on state power—was not the natural outcome of such secular Western trends as the growth of religious tolerance or the creation of market societies. Rather, it was propelled by an antidemocratic backlash following the Atlantic Revolutions. We tend to think of freedom as something that is best protected by carefully circumscribing the boundaries of legitimate state activity. But who came up with this understanding of freedom, and for what purposes? In a masterful and surprising reappraisal of more than two thousand years of thinking about freedom in the West, Annelien de Dijn argues that we owe our view of freedom not to the liberty lovers of the Age of Revolution but to the enemies of democracy. The conception of freedom most prevalent today—that it depends on the limitation of state power—is a deliberate and dramatic rupture with long-established ways of thinking about liberty. For centuries people in the West identified freedom not with being left alone by the state but with the ability to exercise control over the way in which they were governed. They had what might best be described as a democratic conception of liberty. Understanding the long history of freedom underscores how recently it has come to be identified with limited government. It also reveals something crucial about the genealogy of current ways of thinking about freedom. The notion that freedom is best preserved by shrinking the sphere of government was not invented by the revolutionaries of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries who created our modern democracies—it was invented by their critics and opponents. Rather than following in the path of the American founders, today’s “big government” antagonists more closely resemble the counterrevolutionaries who tried to undo their work.

The Cavalier Presidency

In chapter 2 I outlined the Anti-Federalist and Federalist debate regarding executive emergency power as well as the ... in Michael Morgan, ed., Classics of Moral and Political Theory (Indianapolis, IN: Hackett Publishing Co., 1992), ...

Author: Justin P. DePlato

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 9780739188859

Category: Political Science

Page: 234

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In The Cavalier Presidency, author Justin P. DePlato analyzes the theory of executive emergency power across a wide breadth of philosophical history and reviews seven U.S. presidencies, concluding that presidents are becoming increasingly reckless when determining and using power during crisis.

The Federalist Papers

Hamilton, Alexander, James Madison and John Jay, The Federalist Papers, Clinton Rossiter ed., with introduction and notes by Charles R. Kesler, New York: Signet Classic, 1999. Kaminski, John P. and Richard Leffler (eds), Federalists and ...

Author: Kyle Scott

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781441108142

Category: Political Science

Page: 192

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The Federalist Papers constitute a key document in the understanding of the American government. Written by John Jay, James Madison, and Alexander Hamilton, these 85 texts were published between 1787 and 1788 to convince the state of New York to ratify the Constitution. Today, the Papers are studied in courses on American government, American political thought, and constitutional law. However, the size and organization of the full text, notwithstanding its complex political concepts and context, make it difficult for students to apprehend. The Reader's Guide will be a key tool to help them understand the issues at hand and the significance of the Papers then and now. Organized around key issues, such as the branches of the government, the utility of the Union, or skepticism of a national regime, the work will walk the reader through the 85 Papers, providing them with the needed intellectual and historical contexts. Designed to supplement the reading of The Federalist Papers, the guide will help elucidate not only their contents, but also their importance and contemporary relevance.

Liberty Men and Great Proprietors

... N.Y. , 1978 ) ; Banning , “ Jeffersonian Ideology Revisited : Liberal and Classical Ideas in the New American Republic ... By " Federalists ” I refer to the " Old Federalists ” of David Hackett Fischer , The Revolution of American ...

Author: Alan Taylor

Publisher: UNC Press Books

ISBN: 0807842826

Category: History

Page: 408

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Detailed exploration of the settlement of Maine during the late 18th and early 19th centuries, illuminating the violent and widespread contests along the American frontier that served to define and complete the American Revolution.