Federalist Papers - Session 4





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Published on Mar 2, 2012

Three KCC professors - Steve DePasquale, Scott Kistler and Kenneth West, discuss the Federalist Papers.

"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 1787 and 1788 under the pen name 'Publius.' A bound edition of the essays was first published in 1788, but it was not until the 1818 edition published by the printer Jacob Gideon that the authors of each essay were identified by name. The Federalist Papers are considered one of the most important sources for interpreting and understanding the original intent of the Constitution."
- U.S. Library of Congress website.

More information is in the "About the Federalist Papers" section of the Library of Congress website.

The schedule for the 85 papers allows for about 11 papers to be discussed each session. Each session will be 1-2 p.m. in KCC Room L315.

Feb. 1 Federalist Papers 12-22
Feb. 15 Federalist Papers 23-36
Feb. 29 Federalist Papers 37-44
March 14 Federalist Papers 45-56
March 28 Federalist Papers 57-66
April 11 Federalist Papers 67-77
April 25 Federalist Papers 78-85

For more information about the KCC discussions, contact Kistler at skistler@kcc.edu or phone 815-802-8706.

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