The Federalist Papers
The Federalist papers were first published on October 27, 1787 in the New York newspapers to
defend and promote the ratification of the new Constitution. The Papers were written by Alexander
Hamilton, John Jay, and James Madison under the pen name “PUBLIUS.” A total of 85 papers
were published between 1787 and 1788:
- Hamilton wrote 56.
- Madison wrote twenty-one.
- Jay wrote five.
- Hamilton and Madison collaborated on three.