The Federalist Papers: Civic Classics Book 3
When first published, The Federalist Papers made a compelling case for the ratification of the new Constitution, and they have only risen in legal influence through the history of the country. The essays selected by Richard Beeman for this volume continue to instruct how and why the United States should be united. Penguin Books Civic ClassicsThe Declaration of Independence and The United States ConstitutionCommon Sense/Thomas Paine The Federalist Papers Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, and John Jay Lincoln Speeches/Abraham Lincoln American Political SpeechesSupreme Court Decisions Penguin presents great essential texts of American civic life in a portable and accessible series for the politically engaged. Richard Beeman and leading experts introduce the founding documents, pivotal historic speeches, important Supreme Court decision, and historic writings, both revolutionary and inspiring, that express core principles and ideals, raise issues, and tell a story about the American experiment in self-government. These are the words, ideas, and actions that have shaped American society and government since their founding and that continue to matter and empower. By mapping out our constitutional history, Civic Classics help us navigate through our present challenges, a journey better enjoyed as a participant rather than a bystander.