Who wrote The Federalist?
The Federalist was the title of individual pamphlets written by James Madison, Alexander Hamilton and John Jay. Later all the pamphlets were collected into a single volume which was called The Federalist Papers.
Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, and John Jay wrote the Federalist, as propaganda to get NY to approve the Constitution. Alexander Hamilton supported an even stronger federal government, but he decided to support the Constitution and become a crucial asset in its promotion. James Madison wrote the most famous of the Federalist essays, Federalist 10. The Federalist began as a piece of propaganda but slowly emerged as a very important set of writings in American History.
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…