What were the Federalist Papers during Constitution Convention?

Three prominent Federalists, Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, and John Jay, wrote a series of 85 essays after the constitutional Convention was finished. Their purpose was to convince the states to ratify the Constitution.

These essays, known collectively as The Federalist Papers, systematically addressed the objections of the Anti-Federalists. Although the essays were widely read when they were published, they had minimal impact on the public debate on whether to approve the Constitution.

The Federalist Papers have been recognized as classics of political philosophy. They are especially influential because they explain what the Founding Fathers really meant when they wrote the Constitution. Knowing the original intent of the Framers is very important for interpreting the Constitution over two hundred years after it was written.