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Federalist No 2, Concerning Dangers from Foreign Force and Influence

For the Independent Journal Wednesday, October 31, 1787 To the People of the State of New York: WHEN the people of America reflect that they are now called upon to decide a question, which, in its consequences, must prove one of the most important that ever engaged their attention, the propriety of their taking a…

Federalist No 1, General Introduction

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For the Independent Journal Saturday, October 27, 1787 To the People of the State of New York: AFTER an unequivocal experience of the inefficacy of the subsisting federal government, you are called upon to deliberate on a new Constitution for the United States of America. The subject speaks its own importance; comprehending in its consequences…

The Annapolis Convention

Commissioners to Remedy Defects of the Federal Government The Annapolis Convention September 11-14, 1786 Proceedings of the Commissioners to Remedy Defects of the Federal Government Annapolis in the State of Maryland. September 14, 1786.  At a meeting of Commissioners, from the States of New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware and Virginia– Present Alexander Hamilton New…