The Federalist Papers by Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, John Jay

"The Federalist Papers" is a collection of 85 articles and essays written to promote the ratification of the United States Constitution. These works discuss the benefits of a stronger national government, the proposed structure of the government, and the division of powers among its various branches. They also address criticisms of the Constitution and detail the failures of the Articles of Confederation. The papers remain a primary source for interpretation of the U.S. Constitution and the intentions of its framers.

The 440th greatest book of all time


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Total Points: 750

Since this book was first published in 1787, there is a penalty of 0%. The age adjusted score is 750.0.

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