The Federalist Papers On The Constitution

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The Federalist Papers are without doubt, one of the most important historical documents in American history. While the original intent was to encourage the ratification of the Constitution in the state of New York, today they show political history, and are used by modern-day scholars and Supreme Court Justices to interpret the Constitution. The Federalist Papers continue to be important and significant because they provide insight on the political practices during the Constitutional debates, aid scholars and judges in interpreting the Constitution, and explain, in great detail, the specifics of the United States Constitution. The Federalist Papers were written during the ratification debates, which took place during the late eighteenth century. During this period of American History, politicians were split into two main groups, the Federalists and the Anti-Federalists. As the name implies, the Anti-Federalists were against the ratification of the Constitution, as they believed that it “threatened to lead the United States down an all-too-familiar road of political corruption” (U.S. History). Many of the new ideas proposed in the Constitution, such as the President’s power to veto, were disturbing to the Anti-Federalists. In general, the Anti-Federalists believed that the Constitution gave too much power to the Federal Government. With this power, “the Anti-Federalists feared that before long Congress would pass oppressive taxes that they would enforce by creating a…

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