Subsequently they were printed in manyeditions and translated to several languages.
By virtue of size, population, and wealth New York and Virginia held virtual veto power over the ratification process.
Friends of the Constitution in New York organized a campaign to sell the new plan of government by writing a series of newspaper essays.
If both were to refuse to ratify, the Union would probably fail.
In Virginia, even the friends of the Constitution estimated its support at no more than 50 percent of the voting population, while in New York the opposition seemed even stronger.
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Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site. The Federalist Papers were a series of eighty-five essays urging the citizens of New York to ratify the new United States Constitution.Written by Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, and John Jay, the essays originally appeared anonymously in New York newspapers in 17 under the pen name "Publius." The Federalist Papers are considered one of the most important sources for interpreting and understanding the original intent of the Constitution. However, some of the content may be protected by the U. The determination of the status of an item ultimately rests with the person desiring to reproduce or use the item. LAC nsk 2019-08-20 no edits (2 cards) The Library of Congress is not aware of any U. copyright or any other restrictions in the documents in this collection. Additionally, the reproduction of some materials may be restricted by privacy and/or publicity rights.Despite its having the backing of America's brightest statesmen, such as James Madison and Alexander Hamilton, and the Revolutionary hero George Washington, however, the Constitution had its enemies.George Mason and Virginia governor Edmund Randolph, members of the Virginia delegation to the Convention, had both refused to sign it. Credit Line: Library of Congress, Rare Book and Special Collections Division To inquire about copies of Rare Book and Special Collections Division items, contact the Photoduplication Service (telephone: 202-707-5640). The Photoduplication Service estimates that it takes 3-6 weeks to complete an order. Transmission or reproduction of protected items beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners.Madison happened to be in New York on official business at the time and agreed to assist Hamilton as well, and ultimately ended up authoring nearly 40 percent of the series.What we know as the Federalist Papers, is actually a series of eighty-five essays written by Hamilton, Jay, and Madison between October 1787 and May 1788.