Federalist Paper : The Federalist Papers

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Tharun Somasundar Mr. Mancuso AP US History 11/1/15 Federalist Paper assignment The Federalist Papers are 85 articles and essays that Alexander Hamilton, John Jay, and James Madison wrote to entice the states to ratify the United States Constitution. These articles and essays discussed various topics that were a part of the Constitution. Of these, the Three-Fifths Compromise, the Electoral College, and the Bill of Rights were the some of the most important and most controversial. Madison who wrote the 54th Federalist paper discussed the Three-Fifths Compromise at length, defending the addition of this clause. Hamilton who wrote 68th Federalist paper defends the process that the Constitution institutes for electing a president. The Bill of Rights were discussed in the 84th Federalist paper which was also written by Hamilton. Madison argued that the Three-Fifths Compromise was important for ensuring a balance of power for slave-states and free-states. Hamilton argued that the Electoral College would smooth major bumps in the election process and ensure that the best candidate would become president. He also argued that the Bill of Rights would be an unnecessary addition to the Constitution because the Constitution itself gave the people their rights. The 54th Federalist Paper discusses the way that the seats in the US House of Representatives are apportioned among the states. The population was what they decided to use as the determinant of votes in the House of
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