ERIC Number: ED214856
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1977
Reference Count: N/A
The Federalist Papers Reexamined.
Lippman, Harold B., Ed.; Van Meter, Elena, Ed.
Six pamphlets provide the springboard for community discussion on constitutional history by summarizing the main themes of seminars sponsored by the League of Women Voters. The "Federalist Papers" were used as a point of departure to promote discussion on the continued efficacy of the political principles and structures established in our country two hundred years ago. The "Federalist Papers" were a series of articles addressed to the people of the state of New York by Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, and John Jay. They are important today because they contain perhaps the most complete and profound original record we have of the founders' thoughts on government and the American constitutional experiment. Each of the six seminars, attended by League participants, historians, journalists, lawyers, political scientists, and public officials, was loosely structured around a core reading list including the "Federalist Papers" and discussion questions sent to participants in advance. The Bill of Rights, Congressional performance, the American Presidency, judicial power, and American federalism were among the topics discussed. The pamphlets summarize the themes that emerged in the course of the discussions. The contents include edited seminar dialog, selected passages from "The Federalist," questions for further discussion, and bibliographies of additional readings. A community guide suggests ways to get communities around the country to reexamine the "Federalist Papers." (Author/RM)
Descriptors: Citizen Participation, Community Involvement, Community Programs, Constitutional History, Government (Administrative Body), Government Role, Political Issues, Political Science, Politics, Presidents, Primary Sources, Public Affairs Education, Seminars, United States Government (Course)
League of Women Voters, Publication Sales, 1730 M Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20036 ($5.00, 10% discount on 11-50, 15% discount on 51-500, 20% discount on 501-1000 copies).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Historical Materials
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Endowment for the Humanities (NFAH), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: League of Women Voters Education Fund, Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Bill of Rights