The Federalist Papers
Given the breadth of the 85 inclusive essays that composes this topic, I chose to simply provide
web sites that discuss these important documents. Briefly, they were written in 1787-1788, and were
used to promote the ratification of the Constitution, which appears to have been thoroughly
considered, and hotly argued. The importance of these documents cannot be denied, and the fact that
so many Americans aren't even aware of them, much less their purpose, is appalling (yet not
surprising given today's political climate).
On Wiki-pedia - provides a history of
the essays, and identifies their authors.
At the Library of Congress - provides
the text of the essays.