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A Timeline of the Essential Federalist Papers

 

Federalist No. 1

July 26, 1970

Hamilton’s introduction to the Federalist effort, framing the importance of the public debate to come.

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Federalist No. 9

July 26, 1970

“The Union As A Safeguard Against Domestic Faction And Insurrection”

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Federalist No. 10

July 26, 1970

“Among the numerous advantages promised by a well constructed union, none deserves to be more accurately developed, than its tendency to break and control the violence of faction.”

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Federalist No. 37

July 26, 1970

“Concerning The Difficulties Of The Convention In Devising A Proper Form Of Government”

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Federalist No. 39

July 26, 1970

“The Conformity Of The Plan To Republican Principles”

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Federalist No. 45

July 26, 1970

“The Alleged Danger From The Powers Of The Union To The State Governments Considered”

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Federalist No. 51

July 26, 1970

“To what expedient then shall we finally resort, for maintaining in practice the necessary partition of power among the several departments, as laid down in the constitution?”

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Federalist No. 55

July 26, 1970

“THE number of which the House of Representatives is to consist forms another and a very interesting point of view under which this branch of the federal legislature may be contemplated.”

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Federalist No. 63

July 26, 1970

“The Senate Continued”

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Federalist No. 70

July 26, 1970

“The Executive Department Further Considered”

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Federalist No. 71

July 26, 1970

“There is an idea, which is not without its advocates, that a vigorous executive is inconsistent with the genius of republican government. The enlightened well-wishers to this species of government must at least hope that the supposition is destitute of foundation…”

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Federalist No. 78

July 26, 1970

“A View of The Constitution of the Judicial Department in Relation to the Tenure of Good Behaviour”

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Federalist No. 84

July 26, 1970

“Certain General and Miscellaneous Objections to the Constitution Considered and Answered”

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