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ch3. us constitution: fed papers - Why are these important...

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Why are these important? What is the basic question which the Federalist is addressing? Should we ratify the Constitution? Background: The Federalist Papers were written in 1788 by John Jay, Alexander Hamilton and James Madison. The goal was to convince the people of New York to ratify the Constitution which had been written at the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia in 1787. Why write these and publish them in New York? New York was needed for ratification at the time of their writing. Later, other states ratified before New York. However, New York’s assent to the Constitution was crucial if the document was to work because the state was a large population center as well as a center of opinion and commerce. Federalist Papers Papers were a response to critics of the Constitution. Critics were the Anti-Federalists. The Anti- writings are much longer and voluminous than the “Federalist Papers”. New York was key for the debates about passage (a social choice problem). The Debate Federalists supported the Constitution.
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