Supporters: The Federalists Supporters of the new Constitution, known as the Federalists, included such prominent figures as George Washington, Alexander Hamilton, and James Madison. Their chief concern was strengthening the national government in order to promote unity and stability. The Federalist Papers James Madison, Alexander Hamilton, and John Jay wrote a series of newspaper articles to convince New Yorkers to ratify the Constitution. These articles collectively are known as the Federalist Papers and are among the most important writings in American history. First published in 1787–1788, the papers explained the new federal system and probably helped convince many Americans in New York and in other states to approve the Constitution. Federalist No. 10 and No. 51 Federalist No. 10 and No. 51 are the most commonly read essays of the Federalist Papers because they articulate the political philosophy behind the Constitution. James Madison wrote Federalist No. 10, and most scholars believe
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