The Federalist Papers is a series of 85 essays written by Alexander Hamilton, John Jay, and James Madison between October 1787 and May 1788. The essays were published anonymously, under the pen name “Publius,” in various New York state newspapers of the time. The Federalist Papers were written to urge New Yorkers to ratify the proposed United States Constitution, which was drafted in Philadelphia in the summer of 1787. In lobbying for adoption of the Constitution over the existing Articles of Confederation, the essays explain provisions of the Constitution in detail. You will not want to miss this informative and interactive workshop facilitated by historian and Gilbert resident, Barry Jackson. Barry has spent an immense amount of time reading and interpreting the papers and has presented to various groups around the state.
FREE. Registration is required.
Class sizes will be limited in order to ensure adequate physical distancing. Facial Coverings are recommended.