Federalists VS. Anti-Federalists

By: Alexis Brand

Federalists papers

The Federalists papers consist of eighty-five letters trying to urge ratification of the U.S. constitutions. The papers also said that the constitution needed approval from nine of the thirteen states. The statesmen Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, and John Jay were "arguing that the proposed system would preserve the Union and empower the federal government to act firmly and coherently in the national interest" (Federalists Papers).