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Some of the greatest thinkers of the Revolutionary era took part in this extraordinary constitution debate that shaped the America we know today. Read their opinions and arguments on various topics including nature and powers of the Union, need for stronger Union, the judiciary, election organization, defense, taxation and many other subjects in order to understand how this debate influenced our present and shaped the very core of American democracy. The Federalist Papers are a collection of 85 articles and essays written by Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, and John Jay promoting the ratification of the United States Constitution. The work of the Founding Fathers who were opposed to or concerned with the merits of the United States Constitution, including Samuel Bryan and Patrick Henry, is collectively named Anti-Federalist.