Question: What were the Federalist Papers?
Answer: The proponents for the US Constitution were known as Federalists. Chief among them were James Madison, John Jay, and Alexander Hamilton. In order to try and win ratification for the new Constitution from the state of New York, they wrote a series of essays all signed Publius that argued their position. These were published over time in the newspaper. The 85 articles are now known as the Federalist papers.
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