American Government

POS2050 American National Government

Federalist Papers Analysis Guide

The Federalist Papers were authored by Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, and John Jay. They are a series of letters to the editor, written to the citizens of New York. The papers are an argument in favor of ratification of the U.S. Constitution. Today they serve as a guidebook for the intentions of the founders related to how our government should function.

Read over the links provided and write short essay responses to the questions in the guideline attachment. 

Federalist No. ______

Describe the main idea of this Federalist Paper:

Summarize or outline the key details of this Federalist Paper:

Provide one quote that you believe captures the most important message of this Federalist Paper.  Explain the reason for the quote you selected:

Explain how this Federalist Paper relates to the current lesson:

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