The Federalist Papers serve as a primary source for interpretation of the Constitution, as they outline the philosophy and motivation for the proposed system of government.Hamilton, Madison and Jay wanted to encourage the ratification and also set the standard The Federalist Papers are a series of 85 articles encouraging the ratification of the United States Constitution.The Federalist Papers were a series of articles published anonymously in a New York newspaper during 1787–1788 to encourage New York to ratify the U. These articles, 51 by Alexander Hamilton, 29 by James Madison and 5 by John Jay, are often used today in interpreting the Constitution.
Sensing that Anti-Federalist sentiment would sink ratification efforts, James Madison reluctantly agreed to draft a list of rights that the new federal government could not encroach.All three authors wrote the articles under the pen name "Publius", a salute to Roman consul Publius Valerius Publicola.A portion of the articles are undated, while the dated ones range from November 20, 1787, to April 4, 1788.47), and important English works such as the Magna Carta, The Petition of Right, and the English Bill of Rights (Fed. The Federalist Papers are a series of 85 articles encouraging the ratification of the United States Constitution.On this day in 1787, the debate over the newly written Constitution began in the press after an anonymous writer in the New York Journal warned citizens that the document was not all that it seemed.“This form of government is handed to you by the recommendations of a man who merits the confidence of the public; but you ought to recollect, that the wisest and best of men may err, and their errors, if adopted, may be fatal to the community,” said the author who took the pen name “Cato” to voice his displeasure with parts of a Constitution championed by George Washington, James Madison and Benjamin Franklin. Fewer know of the Anti-Federalist Papers authored by Cato and other incognito writers, their significance to American political history, or their responsibility for producing the Bill of Rights.There were several major influences stated in the Federalist.Among them John Locke (Federalist 2), Montesquieu (Fed.Originally, they were numbered with Roman numerals but later reprinted with Arabic numerals. 10 by James Madison, where he argues that a union of the States will better combat factions, even factions within an individual State. 78 by Alexander Hamilton, he explained why the federal judiciary should always be the "least dangerous" branch.On the Supreme Court, the five most cited Federalist Papers are: Federalist 42, Federalist 78, Federalist 81, Federalist 51, and Federalist 32.