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Federalist Papers No. 28, Alexander Hamilton

FOUNDER CORNER LIBRARY, MAJOR WORKS Friday, December 26, 1787 Idea of Restraining the Legislative Authority in Regard to the Common Defense Considered (Continued) THAT there may happen...

Federalist Papers No. 27, Alexander Hamilton

FOUNDERS CORNER LIBRARY: MAJOR WORKS 25 December 1787 Idea of Restraining the Legislative Authority in Regard to the Common Defense Considered (continued) IT HAS been urged, in...

The Bill of Rights Limit the Federal Government, Not States

American Minute with Bill Federer Newly independent, the thirteen States were concerned that their new Government may become too powerful, as King George's was. They...

Sovereignty Rests in People

Called Unto Liberty, J. Reuben Clark Jr., 20th Century Sermons The Ninth and Tenth Amendments in words declared: “The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain...

The Anti-Federalist Papers No. 84: Brutus

On the Lack of a Bill of Rights Brutus By "Brutus." When a building is to be erected which is intended to stand for ages, the foundation...

The Anti-Federalist Papers No. 54

Apportionment And Slavery: Northern And Southern Views This four part essay shows both northern and southern dissatisfaction with "the Great Compromise." The first is taken...

The Anti-Federalist Papers No. 50: An Old Whig

On Constitutional Conventions (Part 2) An Old Whig, November 28, 1787 Anti-Federalists sought a second constitutional convention immediately after conclusion of the first. This essay by...

The Anti-Federalist Papers No. 46: An Old Whig

Where Then Is the Restraint? An Old Whig, Nov. 2, 1788 This essay by "An Old Whig" (see AFP #'s Nos. 18-20, 49, 50, and 70)...

The Anti-Federalist Papers No. 35: George Mason

Federal Taxing Power must Be Restrained George Mason, June 4, 1788 George Mason of Virginia opposed the Constitution because it lacked a Bill of Rights, and...

The Anti-Federalist Papers No. 30-31: Cato Uticensis

A Virginia Antifederalist on the Issue of Taxation Cato Uticensis, October 31, 1787 From The Freeman's Journal; or, The North-American Intelligencer, October 31, 1787. . . ....

The Anti-Federalist Papers No. 29: A DEMOCRATIC FEDERALIST

Objections to National Control of the Militia. A DEMOCRATIC FEDERALIST, October 23, 1787 "A DEMOCRATIC FEDERALIST," appeared in "the Pennsylvania Packet," October 23, 1787; following #29,...

The Anti-Federalist Papers No. 27: John Humble

The Use of Coercion by the New Government. (Part 2) JOHN HUMBLE, October 29, 1787 "John Humble's" following piece was published in the Independent Gazetteer, October...

The Anti-Federalist Papers No. 26: Farmer and Planter

The Use of Coercion by the New Government. (Part 1) A Farmer and Planter, April 1, 1788 "A Farmer and Planter" had his work printed in...

The Anti-Federalist Papers No. 22: A Farmer

Articles of Confederation Simply Requires Amendments, Particularly For Commercial Power And Judicial Power; Constitution Goes Too Far Candidus, Dec. 6, and 20, 1787 Benjamin Austin of...

The Anti-Federalist Papers No. 13: A Federal Republican

The Expense of The New Government A Farmer, and Unsigned, January 11, 1788 & October 17, 1787 Part 1: From The Freeman's Oracle and New Hampshire...

The Anti-Federalist Papers No. 2: William Grayson

Liberty Letters, William Grayson, Anti-Federalist No. 2 June 11, 1788 The adoption of this government will not meliorate our own particular system. I beg leave to...

First National Day of Thanksgiving

American Minute with Bill Federer On OCTOBER 3, 1789, from the U.S. Capitol in New York City, President George Washington issued the first Proclamation of...