What are the Federalist papers and why are they important to the Second Amendment?
The Federalist papers are a series of essays written in 1787 and 1788 by Alexander Hamilton, John Jay and James Madison to influence the ratification debate in New York. To this day theybare considered perhaps the finest treatise on republican government. Since the 2nd amendment, along with the rest of the Bill of Rights, was written by the First Congress in 1789 I don't think the Federalist has any bearing on it whatsoever. Michael Montagne To help along the Federalists' fight to ratify the Constitution, three men, Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, and John Jay wrote a series of essakys published in three New York newspapers. The articles were not intended to present all sides. The purpose of the articles was to win the support of people to ratify the Constitution. These articles have been considered by some to be the single most important work written in defense of the Constitution. This may be on of the first examples of 'political spin' in our young nation. The 2nd amendment states as follows:A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed. The represntation of different interests in the government are expressed in these articles along with guarantees of the government's willingness to protect basic rights such as the right to bear arms.