Federalist Number 85

Concluding RemarksFrom McLEAN’S Edition, New York. Author: Alexander Hamilton To the People of the State of New York: ACCORDING to the formal division of the subject of these papers, announced in my first number, there would appear still to remain for discussion two points: “the analogy of the proposed government to your own State constitution,” and “the additional security which its adoption will afford to republican … Continue reading Federalist Number 85

Federalist Number 84

Certain General and Miscellaneous Objections to the Constitution Considered and AnsweredFrom McLEAN’S Edition, New York. Author: Alexander Hamilton To the People of the State of New York: IN THE course of the foregoing review of the Constitution, I have taken notice of, and endeavored to answer most of the objections which have appeared against it. There, however, remain a few which either did not fall naturally … Continue reading Federalist Number 84

Federalist Number 83

The Judiciary Continued in Relation to Trial by JuryFrom McLEAN’S Edition, New York. Author: Alexander Hamilton To the People of the State of New York: THE objection to the plan of the convention, which has met with most success in this State, and perhaps in several of the other States, is THAT RELATIVE TO THE WANT OF A CONSTITUTIONAL PROVISION for the trial by jury in … Continue reading Federalist Number 83

Federalist Number 82

The Judiciary ContinuedFrom McLEAN’S Edition, New York. Author: Alexander Hamilton To the People of the State of New York: THE erection of a new government, whatever care or wisdom may distinguish the work, cannot fail to originate questions of intricacy and nicety; and these may, in a particular manner, be expected to flow from the establishment of a constitution founded upon the total or partial incorporation … Continue reading Federalist Number 82

Federalist Number 81

The Judiciary Continued, and the Distribution of the Judicial AuthorityFrom McLEAN’S Edition, New York. Author: Alexander Hamilton To the People of the State of New York: LET US now return to the partition of the judiciary authority between different courts, and their relations to each other, “The judicial power of the United States is” (by the plan of the convention) “to be vested in one Supreme … Continue reading Federalist Number 81

Federalist Number 80

The Powers of the JudiciaryFrom McLEAN’S Edition, New York. Author: Alexander Hamilton To the People of the State of New York: To JUDGE with accuracy of the proper extent of the federal judicature, it will be necessary to consider, in the first place, what are its proper objects. It seems scarcely to admit of controversy, that the judiciary authority of the Union ought to extend to … Continue reading Federalist Number 80

Federalist Number 79

The Judiciary Department ContinuedFrom McLEAN’S Edition, New York. Author: Alexander Hamilton To the People of the State of New York: NEXT to permanency in office, nothing can contribute more to the independence of the judges than a fixed provision for their support. The remark made in relation to the President is equally applicable here. In the general course of human nature, A POWER OVER A MAN’s … Continue reading Federalist Number 79

Federalist Number 78

The Judiciary DepartmentFrom McLEAN’S Edition, New York. Author: Alexander Hamilton To the People of the State of New York: WE PROCEED now to an examination of the judiciary department of the proposed government. In unfolding the defects of the existing Confederation, the utility and necessity of a federal judicature have been clearly pointed out. It is the less necessary to recapitulate the considerations there urged, as … Continue reading Federalist Number 78

Federalist Number 77

The Appointing Power Continued and Other Powers of the Executive Considered From the New York Packet.Friday, April 4, 1788. Author: Alexander Hamilton To the People of the State of New York: IT HAS been mentioned as one of the advantages to be expected from the co-operation of the Senate, in the business of appointments, that it would contribute to the stability of the administration. The consent … Continue reading Federalist Number 77