Purchase of Louisiana

Source: “Purchase of Louisiana,” New-York Evening Post, July 5, 1803, Founders Online, National Archives, accessed…

Federalist No. 84

Source: The Federalist: The Gideon Edition, eds. George W. Carey and James McClellan (Indianapolis: Liberty…

The Federalist

Source: The Federalist No. 65, [7 March 1788], No. 68, [12 March 1788], No. 70,…

The Hamilton Plan

Source: Gordon Lloyd, ed., Debates in the Federal Convention of 1787 by James Madison, a…

Tully Essays

Dunlap and Claypoole’s American Daily Advertiser, August 23, 26, 28, and September 2, 1794. LETTER…

“The Disagreeable Crisis in the Western Counties”: Report on the Whiskey Rebellion

Source: “To George Washington from Alexander Hamilton, 5 August 1794,” Founders Online, National Archives, https://goo.gl/kUFNMp.…

Letter to George Washington

Sir, I found Young La Fayette here and delivered him your Letter which much relieved…

Letter to Edward Stevens

Dear Edward This just serves to acknowledge receipt of yours per Cap Lowndes which was…

Letter to Edward Carrington

My Dear Sir Believing that I possess a share of your personal friendship and confidence…

Letter to James Madison

From Alexander Hamilton to James Madison Poughkepsie Saturday [19 July 1788] I thank you My Dear…

Pacificus No. 2

The second and principal objection to the proclamation [of Neutrality], namely, that it is inconsistent…

Cabinet Paper to the President

Answers to remaining questions proposed by the President of the United States on the 18th…

Cabinet Paper to the President

Question the Third proposed by the President of the United States.—”If a minister from the…

Opinion on the Constitutionality of the Bank of the United States

The Secretary of the Treasury having perused with attention the papers containing the opinions of…

First Speech of June 21

Mr. Hamilton then reassumed his argument. When, said he, I had the honor to address…

Report on the Subject of Manufactures

The Secretary of the Treasury, in obedience to the order of the House of Representatives…

First Report on Public Credit

[To the Speaker of the House of Representatives] The Secretary of the Treasury, in obedience…

Letter to John Jay

Dear Sir, Col Laurens, who will have the honor of delivering you this letter, is…

Speech on the Compromises of the Constitution

Mr. Chairman: The honorable member who spoke yesterday went into an explanation of a variety…

Letter to George Washington

In my passage through the Jerseys and since my arrival here I have taken particular…

Letter to Rufus King

Dear Sir, I wrote to you some days since, that to request you to inform…

Letter to George Washington

Sir Flattering myself that your knowledge of me will induce you to receive that observations…

Letter to George Washington

In conformity to the intimation you were pleased to honor me with on evening last…

Letter to John Jay

Dear Sir, Col Laurens, who will have the honor of delivering you this letter, is…

Letter to James Duane

DEAR SIR: Agreeably to your request, and my promise, I sit down to give you…

Letter to George Washington

Sir, I am duely honored with Your Excellency’s letter of the 4th. and 12th. instant.…

Federalist No. 75

THE President is to have power, “by and with the advice and consent of the…

Federalist No. 74

THE President of the United States is to be “commander-in-chief of the army and navy…

Federalist No. 73

THE third ingredient towards constituting the vigor of the executive authority is an adequate provision…

Federalist No. 71

DURATION in office has been mentioned as the second requisite to the energy of the…

Federalist No. 72

THE administration of government, in its largest sense, comprehends all the operations of the body…

Federalist No. 69

I PROCEED now to trace the real characters of the proposed executive, as they are…

Federalist No. 67

THE constitution of the executive department of the proposed government claims next our attention. There…

Federalist No. 66

A REVIEW of the principal objections that have appeared against the proposed court for the…

Federalist No. 36

WE HAVE seen that the result of the observations to which the foregoing number has…

Federalist No. 32

ALTHOUGH I am of opinion that there would be no real danger of the consequences…

Federalist No. 33

THE residue of the argument against the provisions of the Constitution in respect to taxation…

Federalist No. 65

THE remaining powers which the plan of the convention allots to the Senate, in a…

Federalist No. 61

THE more candid opposers of the provisions respecting elections contained in the plan of the…

Federalist No. 60

WE HAVE seen that an uncontrollable power over the elections to the federal government could…

Federalist No. 59

THE natural order of the subject leads us to consider, in this place, that provision…

Federalist No. 34

I FLATTER myself it has been clearly shown in my last number that the particular…

Federalist No. 76

The President is “to nominate, and, by and with the advice and consent of the…

Federalist No. 29

THE power of regulating the militia and of commanding its services in times of insurrection…

Federalist No. 77

IT HAS been mentioned as one of the advantages to be expected from the co-operation…

Federalist No. 30

IT HAS been already observed that the federal government ought to possess the power of…

Federalist No. 28

THAT there may happen cases in which the national government may be necessitated to resort…

Federalist No. 27

IT HAS been urged in different shapes that a Constitution of the kind proposed by…

Federalist No. 26

IT WAS a thing hardly to be expected that in a popular revolution the minds…

Federalist No. 25

IT MAY perhaps be urged that the objects enumerated in the preceding number ought to…
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