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  Federalist Party - LoveToKnow 1911
FEDERALIST PARTY, in American politics, the party that organized the national government of the United States under the constitution of 1787.
The Federalist Party, which may be regarded as definitely organized practically from 1791, was led, leaving Washington aside, by Alexander Hamilton and John Adams.
The Federalists were charged by the Republicans with being aristocrats and monarchists, and it is certain that their leaders 1 Even the Democratic party has generally been liberal; although less so in theory (hardly less so in practice) than its opponents.
www.1911encyclopedia.org /Federalist_Party   (466 words)

 "The Federalist Society" by Jerry Landay
It is the annual lawyers¹ meeting of the Federalist Society--a conservative legal fellowship to which Starr belongs--and he is in his element.
The Federalists were (and remain) "originalist" in their approach to the Constitution--meaning that they favored strict textual readings that tended to shear back constitutional principles developed during the more liberal Warren Court era.
The Federalist Society¹s student founders acquired conservative polish from the leading politicos of the Reagan and Bush eras, and have gone on to become political powers in their own right.
www.washingtonmonthly.com /features/2000/0003.landay.html   (2961 words)

 Federalist Papers
The Federalist Papers were written and published during the years 1787 and 1788 in several New York State newspapers to persuade New York voters to ratify the proposed constitution.
In total, the Federalist Papers consist of 85 essays outlining how this new government would operate and why this type of government was the best choice for the United States of America.
All of the essays were signed "PUBLIUS" and the actual authors of some are under dispute, but the general consensus is that Alexander Hamilton wrote 52, James Madison wrote 28, and John Jay contributed the remaining five.
www.foundingfathers.info /federalistpapers   (267 words)

 Anti-Federalist Papers
During the period from the drafting and proposal of the federal Constitution in September, 1787, to its ratification in 1789 there was an intense debate on ratification.
The principal arguments in favor of it were stated in the series written by Madison, Hamilton, and Jay called the Federalist Papers, although they were not as widely read as numerous independent local speeches and articles.
James Wilson speech — Pro-ratification, but included here because it received wider coverage than other pro-ratification writings, such as the Federalist Papers, and many of the anti-federalist writings were in response to it.
www.constitution.org /afp/afp.htm   (454 words)

  Emory Law School: Historical Documents - The Federalist Papers
Federalist 9: Hamilton - The Utility of the Union as a Safeguard against Domestic Faction and Insurrection
Federalist 11: Hamilton - The Utility of the Union in respect to Commerce and a Navy
Federalist 23: Hamilton - The Necessity of a Government at least equally energetic with the one proposed
www.law.emory.edu /cms/site/index.php?id=3130   (795 words)

 Federalist Society - dKosopedia
Members are fond are quoting Federalist Paper Number 78 for an articulation of the virtue of judicial restraint, as written by that arch-statist Alexander Hamilton: "It can be of no weight to say that the courts, on the pretense of a repugnancy, may substitute their own pleasure to the constitutional intentions of the legislature....
The Federalist Society considers James Madison to be its patriarch—hence the use of Madison’s silhouette in the Society’s official logo.
Funded generously by Richard Mellon Scaife and patrons, the Federalist Society became a national networking organization that nurtured young conservatives and swiftly became the crucial channel to Supreme Court clerkships and prestigious jobs in the Reagan administration.
www.dkosopedia.com /index.php/Federalist_Society   (573 words)

 Federalist Opposition
The Federalist antiwar clergy stressed that the war was an outward expression of God's displeasure and a corrupting influence on the citizenry that made them less virtuous and posed a serious danger to the constitutional balance of the republic.
Federalist war opposition was grounded in a reverence for the Constitution and an adherence to traditional Republican values.
Yet the Federalists of New England were trying to raise, sincerely and anxiously, some enduring questions ñ some of them for the first time in the young republic's history ñ about the conduct of government and the quality of society, both in and out of war.
www.earlyamerica.com /review/winter2000/federalist.html   (3809 words)

 The Federalist
The Federalist, sometimes referred to as The Federalist Papers, by Alexander Hamilton, John Jay, and James Madison, is the classic work of American political philosophy and the classic exposition of the principles of modern federation (called since the publication of The Federalist by the generic term "federalism") based on appropriate federal practices.
The Federalist is perhaps unique in the annals of political philosophy in that it is a collection of eighty-five essays, each written by a separate author but published collectively under the pen name "Publius" as a series of articles in the newspapers of New York state in 1787 and 1788.
The polemical dimension of The Federalist was manifested in the sleight of hand that its authors used to seize the word "federalist," which until that time had meant a partisan of confederacy, for their own purposes and at times in the way they structured their arguments about historical confederations.
www.jcpa.org /dje/articles/federalist.htm   (1089 words)

 Federalist party. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
The Federalists were conservatives; they favored a strong centralized government, encouragement of industries, attention to the needs of the great merchants and landowners, and establishment of a well-ordered society.
The members of the Federalist party were mostly wealthy merchants, big property owners in the North, and conservative small farmers and businessmen.
The Federalists, however, failed to enlist De Witt Clinton and his followers in New York in their cause, and their challenge in the elections of 1808 was easily overridden by the Jeffersonians.
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 Federalist Party
John Adams' administration marked the end of Federalist control of the presidency with Thomas Jefferson's election in 1800 ushering in an era of Democratic-Republicans.
The original "Federalists" were supporters of the ratification of the Constitution in the years between 1787 and 1790.
It Federalist Party The Federalist Party, along with the Democratic-Republican Party, was one of the first two political parties in the United States, and hence in the world.
www.u-s-history.com /pages/h445.html   (556 words)

 Roberts Listed in Federalist Society '97-98 Directory
The Federalist Society was founded in 1982 by conservatives who disagreed with what they saw as a leftist tilt in the nation's law schools.
Federalist Society Executive Vice President Leonard A. Leo said that either he or another official of the organization recruited Roberts for the committee.
Whelan, who has been a member of the Federalist Society but said he had no recollection of his own membership on the steering committee, said the society is tolerant of those who come to its meetings or serve on committees without paying dues.
www.washingtonpost.com /wp-dyn/content/article/2005/07/24/AR2005072401201_pf.html   (958 words)

  #11-14-02: Remarks of Attorney General John Ashcroft Federalist Society 20th Anniversary Gala Thursday - November 14, ...
It is an honor to have served in Congress with Secretary Abraham and David McIntosh, the original founders of the Federalist Society, along with Lee Liberman Otis and Steve Calabresi.
Critics of the Federalist Society view the idea of faithful adherence to the text and original intent of the Constitution as some sort of vice, some perverse affliction to be cured by attendance at Yale.
As I mentioned already, the Federalist Society counts among its members many of the most talented lawyers in the country, many of whom have loaned their excellence to the Department of Justice.
www.usdoj.gov /archive/ag/speeches/2002/111402finalfederalistsociety.htm   (1076 words)

  Federalist Party (United States) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Federalists were relieved that the new government proved capable of overcoming rebellion, while Republicans, with Gallatin their new hero, argued there never was a real rebellion and the whole episode was manufactured in order to accustom Americans to a standing army.
A member of the official Federalist Party was essentially a conservative in the traditional sense, that is, a supporter of the party of government, as the Federalists originally controlled all three branches.
The Federalists were generally not equal to the tasks of party organization, and grew steadily weaker as the fortunes of the so-called Virginia Dynasty grew.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/United_States_Federalist_Party   (4862 words)

 Federalist Papers - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Federalist Papers serve as a primary source for interpretation of the Constitution, as they outline the philosophy and motivation of the proposed system of government.
The authors of the Federalist Papers were not above using the opportunity to provide their own "spin" on certain provisions of the constitution to (i) influence the vote on ratification and (ii) influence future interpretations of the provisions in question.
Federalist No. 10 and Federalist No. 51 are generally regarded as the most influential of the 85 articles; 10 advocates for a large, strong republic and includes discussion on factions, 51 explains the need for separation of powers.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Federalist_Papers   (1885 words)

 FEDERALIST PARTY - LoveToKnow Article on FEDERALIST PARTY   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Federalist Party, which may be regarded as definitely organized practically from 1791, was led, leaving Washington aside, by Alexander Hamilton (q.v.) and John Adams.
Their effect was supplemented by the division into French and British sympathizers; the Republicans approving the aims and condoning the excesses of the French Revolution, the Federalists siding with British reaction against French democracy.
The Federalists were charged by the Republicans with being aristocrats and monarchists, and it is certain.
74.1911encyclopedia.org /F/FE/FEDERALIST_PARTY.htm   (1042 words)

 The Federalist — Infoplease.com
The Federalist Papers - The Federalist Papers were a series of 85 essays written by Alexander Hamilton, John Jay, and James Madison between October 1787 and May 1788.
A rhetoric for ratification: the argument of 'The Federalist' and its impact on constitutional interpretation.
Introduction to the Federalist Society 2002 symposium on law and truth; banquet panel on the founding of the Federalist Society.(conservative......
www.infoplease.com /ce6/history/A0818386.html   (430 words)

 Our Documents - Federalist Papers, No. 10 & No. 51 (1787-1788)
The Federalist Papers were a series of essays published in newspapers in 1787 and 1788 by James Madison, Alexander Hamilton, and John Jay to promote the ratification of the Constitution.
The Federalist Papers, were a series of 85 essays written by Alexander Hamilton, John Jay, and James Madison between October 1787 and May 1788.
It is for this reason, and because Hamilton and Madison were members of the Constitutional Convention, that the Federalist Papers are often used today to help understand the intentions of those drafting the Constitution.
www.ourdocuments.gov /doc.php?flash=true&doc=10   (368 words)

 What the Federalist Society Stands For
Not only has the Federalist Society become a source of legal talent for Republican administrations, but through its frequent on-campus seminars and forums for practicing lawyers, the group is also credited with popularizing methods of legal analysis now widely advocated by many conservatives and employed by an increasing number of judges.
The growing influence of the Federalist Society has coincided with the rise of a network of conservative research organizations and public interest law firms that together have challenged hot-button issues such as affirmative action and prohibitions against publicly funded school vouchers.
The idea that the Federalist Society would one day play a central role in the national legal debate, or that membership in the organization would be a point of contention for a Supreme Court nominee, seemed far-fetched when the group was formed by a law students in the early 1980s.
www.washingtonpost.com /wp-dyn/content/article/2005/07/28/AR2005072801779.html   (995 words)

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As the Papers said, "It only supposes that the power of the people is superior to both, and that where the will of the legislature declared in its statute, stands in opposition to that of the people declared in the Constitution, the judges ought to be governed by the latter and not the former.
A group known as the Federalists favored passage of the Constitution, and the Anti-Federalists opposed it.
The Federalist Papers were quite clear about the proper role of the judiciary, because the method by which the Constitution of the United States was to be interpreted was one of the most pressing obstacles to its ratification.
www.lycos.com /info/federalist-papers--united-states.html   (426 words)

 Federalist Papers Criticism
In the following essay, Pangle explores The Federalist Papers's use of and deviation from the classical tradition of Republicanism, suggesting that Publius developed a new definition of civic virtue.
Quoting from the Anti-Federalist tracts “Letters of Brutus” and “Letters of the Federal Farmer,” Dry highlights passages in The Federalist Papers that respond to them directly, focusing on issues of the definition of federalism, and limitations on Congressional powers of taxation and war.
In the following essay, Milligan argues that the authors of The Federalist Papers—collectively and individually—are better thought of as nationalists than federalists, suggesting that they very clearly favored a strong centralized national government, but disputing the notion that they primarily defended the property rights of the wealthy.
www.bookrags.com /criticisms/Federalist_Papers   (528 words)

 United States Federalist Party - Wikinfo
The primary opposition to the Federalist Party was the Democratic-Republican Party, otherwise known as the "Anti-Federalists".
The Federalist party was destroyed by the War of 1812.
The Federalist Party opposed the War of 1812 and decided to exercise their state rights not to be involved in the war under the Tenth Amendment of the United States Constitution.
www.wikinfo.org /wiki.php?title=United_States_Federalist_Party   (796 words)

 About the Federalist Society   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Federalist Society is a group of libertarians and conservatives interested in the current state of the legal order.
It is founded on the principles that the state exists to preserve freedom, that the separation of governmental powers is central to our Constitution, and that it is emphatically the province and duty of the judiciary to say what the law is, not what it should be.
In 1982, the Federalist Society was formed by students at the University of Chicago, Yale and Harvard.
federalist.uchicago.edu /Intro1.htm   (284 words)

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