Summary Of Federalist Paper No. 17

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In 1787 and 1788, the Federalist Papers were written and published in various newspapers in the state of New York intended to encourage Yorkers to vote in ratifying the proposed Constitution. The famous papers consist of eighty-five essays authored by Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, and John Jay. In Federalist Paper No. 17, Alexander Hamilton explicitly addresses the fear that the proposed Constitution would lead to oppression at the hands of an “autocratic” national government. Hamilton argues that even if the national government were to try and seize the power of the states, it would not be simple to do. The main reason Hamilton gives that the States rights would be reserved is because these government have a greater influence over

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