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The Importance of the Union (1-14)
Defects of the Articles of Confederation (15-22)
Arguments for the Type of Government Contained in the Constitution (23-36)
The Republican Form of Government (37-51)
The Legislative Branch (52-66)
The Executive Branch (67-77)
The Judicial Branch (78-83)
Conclusions and Miscellaneous Ideas

 

The Importance of the Union (1-14)
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No. 1 General Introduction  Hamilton
No. 2 Concerning Dangers from Foreign Force and Influence  Jay
No. 3 Concerning Dangers From Foreign Force and Influence - continued Jay
No. 4 Concerning Dangers From Foreign Force and Influence - continued Jay
No. 5 Concerning Dangers From Foreign Force and Influence - continued Jay
No. 6 Concerning Dangers from Dissensions Between the States Hamilton
No. 7 Concerning Dangers from Dissensions Between the States - continued Hamilton
No. 8 The Consequences of Hostilities Between the States  Hamilton
No. 9 The Union as a Safeguard Against Domestic Faction and Insurrection Hamilton
No. 10 The Union as a Safeguard Against Domestic Faction and Insurrection - continued Madison
No. 11 The Utility of the Union in Respect to Commercial
Relations and a Navy
Hamilton
No. 12 The Utility of the Union In Respect to Revenue Hamilton
No. 13 Advantage of the Union in Respect to Economy in
Government
Hamilton
No. 14 Objections to the Proposed Constitution From Extent
of Territory Answered
Madison

Defects of the Articles of Confederation (15-22)
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No. 15 The Insufficiency of the Present Confederation to
Preserve the Union
Hamilton
No. 16 The Insufficiency of the Present Confederation to
Preserve the Union - continued
Hamilton
No. 17 The Insufficiency of the Present Confederation to
Preserve the Union - continued
Hamilton
No. 18 The Insufficiency of the Present Confederation to
Preserve the Union - continued 
Hamilton and Madison
No. 19 The Insufficiency of the Present Confederation to
Preserve the Union - continued
Hamilton and Madison
No. 20 The Insufficiency of the Present Confederation to
Preserve the Union - continued
Hamilton and Madison
No. 21 Other Defects of the Present Confederation Hamilton
No. 22 Other Defects of the Present Confederation - continued Hamilton

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John Jay


Arguments for the type of Government contained in the Constitution (23-36)
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No. 23 The Necessity of a Government as Energetic as the One Proposed to the Preservation of the Union  Hamilton
No. 24 The Powers Necessary to the Common Defense Further Considered  Hamilton
No. 25 The Powers Necessary to the Common Defense Further Considered - continued   Hamilton
No. 26 The Idea of Restraining the Legislative Authority in Regard
to the Common Defense Considered 
Hamilton
No. 27 The Idea of Restraining the Legislative Authority in Regard
to the Common Defense Considered - continued 
Hamilton
No. 28 The Idea of Restraining the Legislative Authority in Regard
to the Common Defense Considered - continued 
Hamilton
No. 29 Concerning the Militia Hamilton
No. 30 Concerning the General Power of Taxation Hamilton
No. 31 Concerning the General Power of Taxation - continued Hamilton
No. 32 Concerning the General Power of Taxation - continued Hamilton
No. 33 Concerning the General Power of Taxation - continued Hamilton
No. 34 Concerning the General Power of Taxation - continued Hamilton
No. 35 Concerning the General Power of Taxation - continued Hamilton
No. 36 Concerning the General Power of Taxation - continued Hamilton

The Republican form of Government (37-51)
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No. 37 Concerning the Difficulties of the Convention in
Devising a Proper Form of Government
Madison
No. 38 The Same Subject Continued, and the Incoherence
of the Objections to the New Plan Exposed 
Madison
No. 39 The Conformity of the Plan to Republican Principles Madison
No. 40 The Powers of the Convention to Form a Mixed
Government Examined and Sustained
Madison
No. 41 General View of the Powers Conferred by The Constitution Madison
No. 42 The Powers Conferred by the Constitution Further
Considered
Madison
No. 43 The Powers Conferred by the Constitution Further
Considered - continued
Madison
No. 44 Restrictions on the Authority of the Several States Madison
No. 45 The Alleged Danger From the Powers of the Union
to the State Governments Considered
Madison
No. 46 The Influence of the State and Federal Governments
Compared
Madison
No. 47 The Particular Structure of the New Government
and the Distribution of Power Among Its Different Parts
Madison
No. 48 These Departments Should Not Be So Far Separated
as to Have No Constitutional Control Over Each Other
Madison
No. 49 Method of Guarding Against the Encroachments of Any
One Department of Government by Appealing to the
People Through a Convention
Hamilton or Madison
No. 50 Periodical Appeals to the People Considered Hamilton or Madison
No. 51 The Structure of the Government Must Furnish the Proper Checks and Balances Between the Different Departments Hamilton or Madison

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James Madison


The Legislative Branch (52-66)
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No. 52 The House of Representatives Hamilton or Madison
No. 53 The House of Representatives - continued Hamilton or Madison
No. 54 The Apportionment of Members Among the States Hamilton or Madison
No. 55 The Total Number of the House of Representatives  Hamilton or Madison
No. 56 The Total Number of the House of Representatives -
continued
Hamilton or Madison
No. 57 The Alleged Tendency of the New Plan to Elevate the
Few at the Expense of the Many Considered in
Connection with Representation
Hamilton or Madison
No. 58 Objection That The Number of Members Will
Not Be Augmented as the Progress of Population
Demands Considered
Madison
No. 59 Concerning the Power of Congress to Regulate the
Election of Members
Hamilton
No. 60 Concerning the Power of Congress to Regulate the
Election of Members - continued
Hamilton
No. 61 Concerning the Power of Congress to Regulate the
Election of Members - continued
Hamilton
No. 62 The Senate Hamilton or Madison
No. 63 The Senate - continued  Hamilton or Madison
No. 64 The Powers of the Senate Jay
No. 65 The Powers of the Senate - continued Hamilton
No. 66 Objections to the Power of the Senate To Set as a
Court for Impeachment Further Considered
Hamilton

The Executive Branch (67-77)
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No. 67 The Executive Department Hamilton
No. 68 The Mode of Electing the President Hamilton
No. 69 The Real Character of the Executive Hamilton
No. 70 The Executive Department Further Considered Hamilton
No. 70 The Executive Department Further Considered Hamilton
No. 71 The Duration in Office of the Executive Hamilton
No. 72 The Same Subject Continued, and Re-Eligibility
of the Executive Considered
Hamilton
No. 73 The Provision For The Support of the Executive,
and the Veto Power
Hamilton
No. 74 The Command of the Military and Naval Forces,
and the Pardoning Power of the Executive
Hamilton
No. 75 The Treaty-Making Power of the Executive Hamilton
No. 76 The Appointing Power of the Executive Hamilton
No. 77 The Appointing Power Continued and Other Powers
of the Executive Considered
Hamilton

The Judicial Branch (78-83)
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No. 78 The Judiciary Department Hamilton
No. 79 The Judiciary - continued Hamilton
No. 80 The Powers of the Judiciary Hamilton
No. 81 The Judiciary Continued, and the Distribution of the
Judicial Authority
Hamilton
No. 82 The Judiciary Continued Hamilton
No. 83 The Judiciary Continued in Relation to Trial by Jury Hamilton

Conclusions and Miscellaneous Ideas
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No. 84 Certain General and Miscellaneous Objections
to the Constitution Considered and Answered 
Hamilton
No. 85 Concluding Remarks Hamilton

 

 


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