- Vices of the Political System of the United States, 1787, James Madison
- Notes on the Debates in the Federal Convention, 1787, James Madison
- Constitution of the United States, 1787
- Letter to Congress Recommending the Constitution, 1787
- Federalist I, 1787
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- The Federalist-Antifederalist Debates: Diversity and the Extended Republic – two related lessons exploring key issues debated over ratification of the Constitution
- Democracy vs. Republic: Federalist 10 and the balancing act between majority and minority interests
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