Federalist Number 20

The Same Subject Continued: The Insufficiency of the Present Confederation to Preserve the Union From the New York PacketTuesday, December 11, 1787. Author: Alexander Hamilton and James Madison To the People of the State of New York: THE United Netherlands are a confederacy of republics, or rather of aristocracies of a very remarkable texture, yet confirming all the lessons derived from those which we have already … Continue reading Federalist Number 20

Federalist Number 19

The Same Subject Continued: The Insufficiency of the Present Confederation to Preserve the Union For the Independent Journal. Author: Alexander Hamilton and James Madison To the People of the State of New York: THE examples of ancient confederacies, cited in my last paper, have not exhausted the source of experimental instruction on this subject. There are existing institutions, founded on a similar principle, which merit particular consideration. The first which … Continue reading Federalist Number 19

Federalist Number 18

The Same Subject Continued: The Insufficiency of the Present Confederation to Preserve the Union For the Independent Journal. Author: Alexander Hamilton and James Madison To the People of the State of New York: AMONG the confederacies of antiquity, the most considerable was that of the Grecian republics, associated under the Amphictyonic council. From the best accounts transmitted of this celebrated institution, it bore a very instructive analogy to the … Continue reading Federalist Number 18

Federalist Number 17

The Same Subject Continued: The Insufficiency of the Present Confederation to Preserve the Union For the Independent JournalTuesday, December 4, 1787. Author: Alexander Hamilton To the People of the State of New York: AN OBJECTION, of a nature different from that which has been stated and answered, in my last address, may perhaps be likewise urged against the principle of legislation for the individual citizens of America. … Continue reading Federalist Number 17

Federalist Number 16

The Same Subject Continued: The Insufficiency of the Present Confederation to Preserve the Union From the New York PacketTuesday, December 4, 1787. Author: Alexander Hamilton To the People of the State of New York: THE tendency of the principle of legislation for States, or communities, in their political capacities, as it has been exemplified by the experiment we have made of it, is equally attested by the … Continue reading Federalist Number 16

Federalist Number 15

The Insufficiency of the Present Confederation to Preserve the Union For the Independent Journal. Author: Alexander Hamilton To the People of the State of New York: IN THE course of the preceding papers, I have endeavored, my fellow-citizens, to place before you, in a clear and convincing light, the importance of Union to your political safety and happiness. I have unfolded to you a complication of dangers … Continue reading Federalist Number 15