Political Discourse: Thoughts from Alexander Hamilton

In Federalist No. 1, Alexander Hamilton explains how we should be talking about important public matters. How do we deal with disagreement? How should we deal with disagreement? What does it take to have civil political discourse?

The Federalist Papers: A Brief Introduction

The Federalist Papers are perhaps the most cited source when writing about the Constitution. Often, they are simply referred to as the Federalist. In this essay, we will look at what the Federalist is. We will also describe its historical context and

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Thoughts on Government from John Adams

John Adams was a major proponent of independence from Great Britain. In April 1776, he wrote a letter to two of North Carolina’s delegates to the First Continental Congress. They had asked Adams if he would help defining the government for North

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