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Federalist No 47, The Particular Structure of the New Government…

…and the Distribution of Power Among Its Different Parts For the Independent Journal Wednesday, January 30, 1788 To the People of the State of New York: HAVING reviewed the general form of the proposed government and the general mass of power allotted to it, I proceed to examine the particular structure of this government, and…

Federalist No 46, The Influence of the State and Federal Governments Compared

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From the New York Packet Tuesday, January 29, 1788 To the People of the State of New York: RESUMING the subject of the last paper, I proceed to inquire whether the federal government or the State governments will have the advantage with regard to the predilection and support of the people. Notwithstanding the different modes…

Federalist No 45, The Alleged Danger From the Powers of the Union…

…to the State Governments Considered For the Independent Journal Saturday, January 26, 1788 To the People of the State of New York: HAVING shown that no one of the powers transferred to the federal government is unnecessary or improper, the next question to be considered is, whether the whole mass of them will be dangerous…

Federalist No 44, Restrictions on the Authority of the Several States

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From the New York Packet Friday, January 25, 1788 To the People of the State of New York: A FIFTH class of provisions in favor of the federal authority consists of the following restrictions on the authority of the several States: 1. “No State shall enter into any treaty, alliance, or confederation; grant letters of…

Federalist No 43, The Powers Conferred by the Constitution, Continued

For the Independent Journal Wednesday, January 23, 1788 To the People of the State of New York: THE FOURTH class comprises the following miscellaneous powers: 1. A power “to promote the progress of science and useful arts, by securing, for a limited time, to authors and inventors, the exclusive right to their respective writings and…