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The Federalist: The Gideon Edition By Alexander Hamilton,
John Jay,
and James Madison
Edited by George W. Carey and
James McClellan

American Founding American History Political Thought

The Federalist, by Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, and John Jay, constitutes a text central to the American political tradition. Written and published in newspapers in 1787 and 1788 to explain and promote ratification of the proposed Constitution for the United States, which were then bound by the Articles of Confederation, The Federalist remains of singular importance to students of liberty around the world.

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The Pacificus-Helvidius Debates of 1793–1794: Toward the Completion of the American Founding By Alexander Hamilton (Pacificus)
and James Madison (Helvidius)
Edited and with an Introduction by Morton J. Frisch

American Founding American History Political Thought

The Pacificus-Helvidius Debates of 1793–1794 matched Hamilton and Madison in the first chapter of an enduring discussion about the proper roles of executive and legislative branches in the conduct of American foreign policy. Ignited by President Washington’s Neutrality Proclamation of 1793, which annulled the eleventh article of America’s treaty with France of 1778, the debate addressed whether Washington had the authority to declare America neutral, despite the early alliance treaty with France. The Liberty Fund edition brings together for the first time all the relevant original documents of this controversy.

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