The Federalist Papers by Alexander Hamilton, John Jay and James Madison is a collection of 85 articles and academic essays for citation. Alexander Hamilton became the first U.S. Secretary of the Treasury, James Madison became the fourth U.S. President, and John Jay became the first Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court. The essays and articles are written collectively under the pen name Publius. It appeared anonymously in New York newspapers in 1787.
The Federalist Papers are considered one of the most important material to expound and to better understand the U.S. Constitution. The Federalist Papers had a big contribution in support of the new plan of the the government. The primary goal of the publication of The Federalist Papers was to serve as a portable advocate for the ratification of the Constitution. It was written in order to secure the ratification of a constitution providing for a more perfect union.
Federalist Number 1 became the first collection of essays and provides the outline for the rest and argues for the inadequacy of the Articles of Confederation written by Alexander Hamilton. Morevoer, Hamilton and Madison’s work can be divided into two parts; the Articles of Confederation exploring the defects of the present government, and the New Constitutions different of the legislature, executive, and judicial branches.