Federalist Number 76

The Appointing Power of the Executive From the New York Packet.Tuesday, April 1, 1788. Author: Alexander Hamilton To the People of the State of New York: THE President is “to NOMINATE, and, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, to appoint ambassadors, other public ministers and consuls, judges of the Supreme Court, and all other officers of the United States whose appointments are not … Continue reading Federalist Number 76

Federalist Number 75

The Treaty Making Power of the Executive For the Independent Journal Author: Alexander Hamilton To the People of the State of New York: THE President is to have power, “by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, to make treaties, provided two thirds of the senators present concur.” Though this provision has been assailed, on different grounds, with no small degree of vehemence, I scruple not … Continue reading Federalist Number 75

Federalist Number 74

The Command of the Military and Naval Forces, and the Pardoning Power of the Executive From the New York PacketTuesday, March 25, 1788. Author: Alexander Hamilton To the People of the State of New York: THE President of the United States is to be “commander-in-chief of the army and navy of the United States, and of the militia of the several States WHEN CALLED INTO THE ACTUAL SERVICE … Continue reading Federalist Number 74

Federalist Number 73

The Provision For The Support of the Executive, and the Veto Power From the New York PacketFriday, March 21, 1788. Author: Alexander Hamilton To the People of the State of New York: THE third ingredient towards constituting the vigor of the executive authority, is an adequate provision for its support. It is evident that, without proper attention to this article, the separation of the executive from the … Continue reading Federalist Number 73

Federalist Number 72

The Same Subject Continued, and Re-Eligibility of the Executive Considered From the New York PacketFriday, March 21, 1788. Author: Alexander Hamilton To the People of the State of New York: THE administration of government, in its largest sense, comprehends all the operations of the body politic, whether legislative, executive, or judiciary; but in its most usual, and perhaps its most precise signification. it is limited to executive … Continue reading Federalist Number 72

Federalist Number 71

The Duration in Office of the Executive From the New York PacketTuesday, March 18, 1788. Author: Alexander Hamilton To the People of the State of New York: DURATION in office has been mentioned as the second requisite to the energy of the Executive authority. This has relation to two objects: to the personal firmness of the executive magistrate, in the employment of his constitutional powers; and to … Continue reading Federalist Number 71

Federalist Number 70

The Executive Department Further Considered From the New York PacketTuesday, March 18, 1788. Author: Alexander Hamilton To the People of the State of New York: THERE is an idea, which is not without its advocates, that a vigorous Executive is inconsistent with the genius of republican government. The enlightened well-wishers to this species of government must at least hope that the supposition is destitute of foundation; since … Continue reading Federalist Number 70

Federalist Number 69

The Real Character of the Executive From the New York PacketFriday, March 14, 1788. Author: Alexander Hamilton To the People of the State of New York: I PROCEED now to trace the real characters of the proposed Executive, as they are marked out in the plan of the convention. This will serve to place in a strong light the unfairness of the representations which have been made … Continue reading Federalist Number 69

Federalist Number 68

The Mode of Electing the President From the New York PacketFriday, March 14, 1788. Author: Alexander Hamilton To the People of the State of New York: THE mode of appointment of the Chief Magistrate of the United States is almost the only part of the system, of any consequence, which has escaped without severe censure, or which has received the slightest mark of approbation from its opponents. … Continue reading Federalist Number 68

Federalist Number 67

The Executive Department From the New York PacketTuesday, March 11, 1788. Author: Alexander Hamilton To the People of the State of New York: THE constitution of the executive department of the proposed government, claims next our attention. There is hardly any part of the system which could have been attended with greater difficulty in the arrangement of it than this; and there is, perhaps, none which has … Continue reading Federalist Number 67