Hamilton, Alexander, James Madison, and John Jay. The Federalist Papers. Edited by Clinton Rossiter and Charles R. Kesler. New York: Signet, 2003.
Excerpt from Hamilton’s general introduction in Federalist 1: “AFTER an unequivocal experience of the inefficiency 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… More