The Federalist Papers, No. 10 & No. 51, from the United States National Archives.
The Federalist papers, authored by Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, and John Jay under the pseudonym “Publius,” argued in favor of the ratification of the U.S. Constitution. Today, these papers provide insight to the original drafters’ intentions for the Constitution.
Of the thousands of documents in the United States’ National Archives, Our Documents takes a selection of just 100 milestone documents. The team of contributing scholars “considered how each of the documents provided a point of entry into a discussion about the rights and responsibilities of American citizens… [they]found it gratifying to see how the spirit of one document appeared in later documents, and how the documents taken as a whole reflect democratic ideals in action.”   

The Federalist Papers, No. 10 & No. 51, from the United States National Archives.

The Federalist papers, authored by Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, and John Jay under the pseudonym “Publius,” argued in favor of the ratification of the U.S. Constitution. Today, these papers provide insight to the original drafters’ intentions for the Constitution.

Of the thousands of documents in the United States’ National Archives, Our Documents takes a selection of just 100 milestone documents. The team of contributing scholars “considered how each of the documents provided a point of entry into a discussion about the rights and responsibilities of American citizens… [they]found it gratifying to see how the spirit of one document appeared in later documents, and how the documents taken as a whole reflect democratic ideals in action.”