Federalist 1 Explained | Alexander Hamilton’s Call for a Stronger U.S. Government
What choice does Federalist 1 claim is before the people of the United States? In this episode of BRI’s Primary Source Close Reads, Kirk examines the first of the Federalist Papers and its call for a stronger constitution in the United States. What conversation is Publius setting up in this document through his rhetoric? What was the overall purpose of the Federalist Papers?
The Significance of Federalist No. 1 eLesson
Taken at face value, Federalist No. 1 serves as an introduction to The Federalist Papers. But, to reduce it to merely an introduction trivializes its importance. It is not simply an introduction, but rather an unprecedented appeal to the people of the United States to abolish the foundation of their government and decide on a “new Constitution.”
Anti-Federalist Papers: Brutus No.1
The Anti-Federalist papers were written by a variety of authors in opposition to the ratification of the Constitution. Those that were written under the pen name of Brutus are arguably the most cohesive of these documents.
The Federalist Papers (1787-1788)
After the Constitution was completed during the summer of 1787, the work of ratifying it (or approving it) began. As the Constitution itself required, 3/4ths of the states would have to approve the new Constitution before it would go into effect for those ratifying states.
A Primary Source Close Reads Video Playlist
Primary Source Close Reading with BRI investigates some of the most pivotal speeches and documents that made America. In this series, join BRI staff Kirk Higgins and guests as they dissect how seminal documents, court cases, and speeches forged America’s development and impact our lives today.