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The Federalist papers : in modern language indexed for today's political issues

Author: Mary E Webster
Publisher: Bellevue, Wash. : Merril Press, ©1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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The Federalist Papers are among the most important Founding Documents in the birth of the United States of America. The whole original debate over the Constitution is laid out here in detail for all to see. But most Americans have never read them. Why? Because they were written in the florid and complex language of 18th century politics. Now the Federalist Papers have been translated into modern American English. If  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Sources
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mary E Webster
ISBN: 0936783214 9780936783215
OCLC Number: 40943465
Description: viii, 400 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: United States Constitutional index --
Introduction to federalist papers --
Government's responsibilities: Dangers facing the United States: Foreign --
Domestic --
Advantages to staying united --
Summary of issues covered --
Problems in current American Confederacy: No federal authority over individual citizens --
Weaknesses in other confederacies --
Problems with Articles of Confederation --
Power needed to fulfill responsibilities: Defense: Foreign --
Domestic --
Taxation --
Drafting Constitution: Constitutional Convention --
Federal powers --
State powers --
Separation of powers within government --
Structure of proposed government: Legislative: House of Representatives --
Congress --
Senate --
Executive --
Judiciary --
Miscellaneous --
Ratify now, amend later --
Glossary --
Articles of Confederation --
Bibliography --
Index.
Other Titles: Federalist.
Responsibility: edited by Mary E. Webster.

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The Federalist Papers are among the most important Founding Documents in the birth of the United States of America. The whole original debate over the Constitution is laid out here in detail for all to see. But most Americans have never read them. Why? Because they were written in the florid and complex language of 18th century politics. Now the Federalist Papers have been translated into modern American English. If you can read a newspaper, you can now read the Federalist Papers. See how the Founding Fathers foresaw the problems of impeachment, of corruption in government, of representation and all the other headline-grabbing issues we read about today!

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