Liberty's Blueprint: How Madison and Hamilton Wrote the Federalist Papers, Defined the Constitution, and Made Democracy Safe for the World (Google eBook)
Aside from the Constitution itself, there is no more important document in American politics and law than the Federalist Papers--the series of pamphlets written by Alexander Hamilton and James Madison to explain the meaning of the proposed Constitution to the American people and persuade them of its importance. These papers provide a window into the framers' thoughts on the most divisive issues of American government--the powers of the President, the dividing line between Congress's authority and that of the states, the role of the Supreme Court, and the importance of the Bill of Rights. Liberty's Blueprint offers an essential introduction to how the Federalist Papers were written, the philosophical thinking that shaped the Constitution, how the framers meant the various clauses to be understood, and why they are still vitally important today.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - LibraryThing
For an understanding as to how the constitution was though of by its framers the first stop is to read the Federalist Papers, a series of essays by Alexander Hamilton, James Madison and to a lesser extent, John Jay. This book is a guided tour of the Federalist Papers.
Review: Liberty's Blueprint: How Madison and Hamilton Wrote the Federalist, Defined the Constitution, and Made Democracy Safe for the WorldUser Review - Goodreads
Anyone interested in how the Federalist Papers were written should read this book. Very informative and easy to read.
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