The Federalist Papers

This video originally aired on Saturday, December 11, 2010.

About This Video

Mark Dimunation talked about The Federalist Papers. The collection of 85 essays by Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, and John Jay were written in 1787-88 to encourage the states to ratify the United States Constitution. The Federalist Papers continue to be cited in legislative and legal proceedings. This was a Constitution Week noon gallery talk for the"Creating the United States" exhibition in the Southwest Gallery of the Library of Congress.


Early American History (1600-1850), Courts & Judicial Process, Constitution

Related Subjects/Topics

  • U.S. Constitution
  • U.S. History


  • Library of Congress, Chief of Rare Book and Special Collections Division Mark Dimunation