American Federalist Journal
Friday - May 26, 2017

About

The American Federalist Journal began in 2001 as a project to bring together great commentary about politics, culture, and the news of the day from around the Web.

On the main page you'll find some of the best opinion journalism available from sources like The Weekly Standard, Townhall.com, National Review Online, City Journal, and many others.

We wanted to provide a central repository for articles and other resources in defense of the foundation principles of the United States - limited government, federalism, adherence to the written law and the U.S. Constitution. So in addition to links to current commentary, you'll find links to the U.S. Constitution, the Federalist Papers, the Declaration of Independence, links to blogs for ongoing analysis and commentary, historical quotes, and other resources.

Please visit the home page for the latest commentary from around the Web, or your can view our blog, The Unalienable Right for quick takes on the news and events as they happen.

Who writes the weblog?

Not content just providing articles by others, we wanted to tell the world what we think too. We decided to model our blog after the unsigned editorials you find in most newspapers. This is also in the tradition of the Federalist Papers, which were published anonymously under the name Publius. So until the offers of fame, influence, and fortune too great to pass up come rolling in, we'll simply be - The Editors.

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History

The Federalist, commonly referred to as the Federalist Papers, is a series of 85 essays written by Alexander Hamilton, John Jay, and James Madison between October 1787 and May 1788. The essays were published anonymously, under the pen name "Publius," in various New York state newspapers of the time.

The Federalist Papers were written and published to urge New Yorkers to ratify the proposed United States Constitution, which was drafted in Philadelphia in the summer of 1787. In lobbying for adoption of the Constitution over the existing Articles of Confederation, the essays explain particular provisions of the Constitution in detail. For this reason, and because Hamilton and Madison were each members of the Constitutional Convention, the Federalist Papers are often used today to help interpret the intentions of those drafting the Constitution.