Who wrote each essay of the Federalist Papers?

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After the Constitutional Convention was held, the states would have to decide if they would ratify the Constitution. There was a strong debate regarding the Constitution. The Anti-Federalists were opposed to it because they believed it gave the federal government too much power. They also were concerned that there was...

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After the Constitutional Convention was held, the states would have to decide if they would ratify the Constitution. There was a strong debate regarding the Constitution. The Anti-Federalists were opposed to it because they believed it gave the federal government too much power. They also were concerned that there was no Bill of Rights in the Constitution that would protect the people from having their rights abused, violated, or taken away. They remembered what the British King had done to them in the years leading to the Revolutionary War.

The people who supported the Constitution were called the Federalists. These people believed that the government created by the Articles of Confederation was too weak. Our country had many issues because the federal government didn’t have the power to adequately deal with them. These problems included financial issues, relations with other countries, and having a place where states could resolve disputes. The Federalists believed there would be chaos and disorder without a new plan of government.

There was a significant concern that the Constitution might not get ratified. Thus, three leaders wrote a series of 85 essays explaining why the Constitution should be ratified. These leaders were Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, and John Jay. They wrote under an assumed name that was published as “Publius.” These essays, along with the promise to add a Bill of Rights to the Constitution, helped to convince people that the ratification of the Constitution would be a good thing for our country.

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