The Federalist Papers
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The Federalist (later known as The Federalist Papers) is a collection of 85 articles and essays written (under the pseudonym Publius) by Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, and John Jay promoting the ratification of the United States Constitution. Seventy-seven were published serially in the Independent Journal and the New York Packet between October 1787 and August 1788. A compilation of these and eight others, called The Federalist: A Collection of Essays, Written in Favour of the New Constitution, as Agreed upon by the Federal Convention, September 17, 1787, was published in two volumes in 1788 by J. and A. McLean.
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- Non-Stop (Song by Original Broadway Cast of Hamilton): Aside from being really catchy, this song includes some (mostly accurate) information about the writing of the Federalist. The part with aforementioned information starts at 4:11
- StuffYouMissedInHistoryClass Podcast- Alexander Hamilton vs. Aaron Burr: Includes a boatload of information Alexander Hamilton, one of the Federalist writers. It also does well in explaining the significance of these letters.