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How did James Madison Alexander Hamilton and John Jay try to persuade reluctant states to ratify the constitution?


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With many people bitterly opposed to the new government, Hamilton enlisted the help of friends John Jay and James Madison to publish â??The Federalist Papersâ??. a series of essays and letters that countered arguments against the Constitution. The total of 85 essays launched dialogues and successfully got one of the most radically opposed colonies, New York, to ratify the document.