We the People Book Club

THE FEDERALIST PAPERS

 Alexander Hamilton, John Jay, James Madison

READ. DISCUSS. KNOW.

What do we get?

  • One monthly meeting
     
  • Civic duty current calls to action so you stay involved and active

  • Invitation to local Historic Discovery Excursions throughout the year

  • Monday morning reminders to keep you focused and excited to read

  • Continue momentum and community building with like minded freedom loving people

How long is the book ?

We will read one paper a week (most are only a few pages long), for a total of 4 per month. We estimate that the complete book of 85 Federalist Papers will take 18 months. We know you'll love it. However if at any point you decide its no longer for you, you can unsubscribe from the We the People Book Club Membership before your next billing cycle. No refunds will be given. 

We will all be using the same version of the book. You can purchase your book on Amazon here so we will all be working with the same version.  

What are the dates and when do we start?

We start on Monday, September 26 at 7pm ET. 

Meetings are held on the 4th Monday of every month at 7pm ET

Why is it important for me to read the Federalists Papers?

This is your next best step to growing your knowledge and appreciation for the founding of our great nation. To further build on your understanding of our Supreme Law of the Land. To solidify its intent and meaning.

The Federalist Papers (also referred to as the Federalist)  is a collection of 85 articles and essays written by Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, and John Jay under the collective pseudonym "Publius" to promote the ratification of the Constitution of the United States.

The introduction to this book reminds us...

"The U.S. Constitution, unlike the laws of many ancient cities, was not of course the work of one wise lawgiver, a point that the Federalist emphasizes. Moreover, the Constitution contained compromises, obscurities, imperfections: " I never expect to see a perfect work from an imperfect man"...  But the obscurities and imperfections were turned to account as additional reasons why this explanation, and defense of a singe commentator whose commentary soon became accepted as authoritative and so helped to fix the meaning of the Constitution itself.  This commentator was "Publius" the pen name chose by the then-anonymous authors of the Federalist."

The greatest accomplishment of the Federalist was to show that the Constitution was both coherent and republican. Suppressing their private doubts and disappointments, Hamilton, Madison and John Jay, undertook the series of essays in order to expound the merits of the new Constitution and to answer the objections to it that had already begun to appear in newspaper columns in the New York and across the 13 colonies.

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