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Which New Yorker wrote at least 51 of the Federalist Papers?
January 25, 2011 3:44PM
Alexander Hamilton is believed to have written 52 of the 85 Federalist essays supporting ratification of the Constitution. Historians believe some of the writing was a collaboration between Hamilton and Madison, but haven't specified which papers.
Why did Hamilton write the Federalist Papers?
Hamilton wrote his 51 essays of the Federalist Papers, and devised the idea, because he was becoming increasingly worried over the fate of the new Constitution. New York was a battalion of anti-Federalists who were bent on not ratifying the Constitution. Hamilton wrote the Federalist Papers, with James Madison, to provide a breakdown of the Constitution and why it would protect people's rights. The Federalist of the Federalist Papers is NOT the same Federalist of the Federalist Party. Federalists in the Federalist Papers really just means someone who supports the Constitution.
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Were there any other writers of the Federalist Papers besides Hamilton and Madison and Jay?
No. Historians believe Alexander Hamilton, James Madison and John Jay were the only authors of the essays collected as the Federalist Papers. Other people undoubtedly wrote letters and essays supporting ratification of the Constitution, but their work does not appear in the Federalist Papers. There were also a number of men who wrote about the weaknesses of the Constitution and urged the States to reject it. Some of their writing corresponds directly to topics in the Federalist Papers and is loosely collected at the Anti-Federalist Papers.