The Rhetorical Approach in the Federalist Papers No.10, No.54, No.84 and

Author: Jelena Vukadinovic

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 3640318358


Page: 28

View: 1943


Seminar paper from the year 2008 in the subject American Studies - Literature, grade: 1,7, RWTH Aachen University, course: American Non-Fiction, language: English, abstract: The eighty-five essays, today commonly referred to as The Federalist Papers, were written in 1787 and 1788 in order to help in securing the ratification of the proposed United States Constitution in the State of New York. Although the essays were all signed Publius, they were written by three men of different background and, to some extent, different political ideas. John Jay, Alexander Hamilton and James Madison have contributed to the Papers in different quantity. Due to an illness Jay has contributed only five articles. Hamilton's and Madison's contributions are not always easy to separate but most scholars ascribe twenty-nine articles to Madison and fifty-one to Hamilton. The authorship of essays "18-20, 49-58, and 62-63 was the subject of heated historical controversy for more than a century and a half, because both Hamilton and Madison allegedly claimed authorship of these essays." The object of this paper is to analyze the rhetorical approach of Madison and Hamilton in selected papers. Also, an attempt will be made to determine if, and to what extent their rhetorical style and political ideas are distinguishable even under the joint guise of Publius. The analysis will be undertaken on the examples of four selected papers - No. 10, 54, 84 and 85, which were chosen as representatives of the respective author's style, since a detailed analysis of all 85 papers would be to extensive for a term paper. Contributions by John Jay are deliberately left out since they consist of only 5 papers which are arguably among the less important ones. Federalist No.10 was chosen as the most famous of Madison's contributions due to its prominence within the scholarly debate and the prevailing significance of the problem discussed in the essay - the dangers or factions within a republic system. No. 54 was chos

The Authority of Publius

A Reading of the Federalist Papers

Author: Albert Furtwangler

Publisher: Ithaca, N.Y. : Cornell University Press


Category: Political Science

Page: 151

View: 6324



New Federalist Papers

Essays in Defense of the Constitution

Author: Alan Brinkley,Nelson W. Polsby,Kathleen M. Sullivan

Publisher: W W Norton & Company Incorporated


Category: Law

Page: 179

View: 8316


In the aftermath of the Constitutional Convention of 1787, three of its most gifted participants--Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, and John Jay--wrote a series of 85 essays--the "Federalist Papers"--which were published in newspapers throughout the nation, defending the proposed new government against its opponents. In the "New Federalist Papers", three prominent writers confront the threats posed by current challenges to the American Constitution.

"Die bessere Richtung der Wissenschaften"

Schellings "Vorlesungen über die Methode des akademischen Studiums" als Wissenschafts- und Universitätsprogramm

Author: Paul Ziche,Gianfranco Frigo

Publisher: frommann-holzboog Verlag

ISBN: 3772825982

Category: Classification of sciences

Page: 431

View: 311



The Federalist Papers

Author: Alexander Hamilton


ISBN: 1411631781

Category: Constitutional law

Page: 384

View: 1964


Large Print Edition The Federalist Papers were a series of 85 essays written by Alexander Hamilton, John Jay, and James Madison, under the pen-name "Publius," that appeared in New York newspapers (primarily, the Independent Journal and the New York Packet) from October 1787 to May 1788. The essays urged New York delegates to ratify the Constitution. In 1788, the essays were published in a bound volume entitled the Federalist and eventually became known as the Federalist Papers. To address fears that the Constitution would give the central government too much power and would limit individual freedom, Hamilton, Jay, and Madison analyzed the Constitution in detail and outlined the built in checks and balances meant to divide power between the three branches of government and to preserve the rights of the people and states.

Join, or Die – Philosophical Foundations of Federalism

Author: Dietmar Heidemann,Katja Stoppenbrink

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 3110422107

Category: Philosophy

Page: 292

View: 1594


Research on federalism is rarely concerned with its philosophical foundations. However, arguments on why and how best to organise a plurality of states in a multilevel political order have first been discussed by philosophers and continue to inspire contemporary reasoning on international and supranational relations not only in political philosophy. This book offers a unique overview of the philosophical foundations of federalism from both a historical and a systematic perspective. The analyses proposed by renowned scholars from the US and from several European countries cover classic writers such as Hobbes and the authors of the Federalist Papers, Kant and Rawls, and range from anthropological justifications of federal orders to contemporary problems of EU constitutionalism, the principle of subsidiarity and the jurisdiction of the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR). The book is of relevance to anyone interested in philosophical justifications of federalism.

Der Konvent als Labor

Texte und Dokumente zum europäischen Verfassungsprozess

Author: Heinz Kleger

Publisher: LIT Verlag Münster

ISBN: 9783825875763

Category: Constitutional law

Page: 864

View: 2895



The Federalist Papers

A Commentary : "the Baton Rouge Lectures"

Author: William Barclay Allen,Kevin A. Cloonan

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 9780820437569

Category: History

Page: 429

View: 4860


This book tells the story of "The Federalist Papers" as an accessible approach to the principles of the United States government. When looking at "The Federalist Papers" or the documents of the Constitutional Convention of 1787, one realizes that the writers of these documents knew what they were doing. After examining the operation of present-day government, it would be surprising if we could speak with equal confidence about the people who operate the institutions of the United States today. The authors of "The Federalist Papers" and Constitutional Convention documents can help us understand the current principles and practices of the American government - as intended and as accomplished.