Anti-Federalist Papers, The

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Between 1787 and 1789, the founding fathers debated the federal Constitution. While The Federalist Papers supported it, others opposed its ratification, warning of the dangers of a central government. Known... Read more

Between 1787 and 1789, the founding fathers debated the federal Constitution. While The Federalist Papers supported it, others opposed its ratification, warning of the dangers of a central government. Known as The Anti-Federalist Papers, their opposition appeared in various publications. Though some of their arguments were incorporated into the Bill of Rights, this volume's well-argued statements provide valuable and timely perspective on the necessary limits of power.

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Between 1787 and 1789, America's founding fathers fiercely debated the creation of a federal Constitution. James Madison, Alexander Hamilton, and John Jay authored The Federalist Papers which supported adopting the Constitution. However, other prominent leaders opposed its ratification. These individuals, who wrote under pseudonyms, created many powerful essays, speeches, and letters warning about the dangers of a strong central government. These opposing statements were later known as The Anti-Federalist Papers, though they were never formally collected. Some of their arguments were included in the Bill of Rights, but others were not. This book still contains well-argued and persuasive writings that offer important insight into the necessary limits of power.

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Subject: History

Brand: Dover Publications

Publisher Date: 05/13/2020

Author: Patrick Henry and others

Dimensions: 8.00 x 5.00

UPC: 9780486843452

Pages: 320