Federalist #78

February 9, 2021 USGOPO 0

Foundational Document. Article III defines the judicial branch, or as the Federalists sometimes referred to it, the “Judicial Department.” It defines the powers of the […]

Federalist #70

January 14, 2021 USGOPO 0

Foundational Document. Critics of the proposed Constitution questioned Article II and the creation of the Presidency. A single person, the Antifederalists argued, in charge of […]

Anti-Federalist Paper #72

November 6, 2020 USGOPO 0

Early Argument Against the Electoral College. The Anti-Federalist Papers were a series of papers written by opponents of ratification of the Constitution. These critics were generally in […]

Federalist #68

November 4, 2020 USGOPO 0

Why the Electoral College? The Electoral College was designed as a mechanism to elect the President of the United States. While the founders arrived at […]

Constitution Day

September 17, 2020 USGOPO 0

September 17 is nationally recognized. On this day in 1787 the Framers of the Constitution signed the final draft of the document in Philadelphia’s Independence […]