The Federalist Papers provide insight into divisive topics facing presidential candidates on the campaign trail.
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When Vice President Aaron Burr and Alexander Hamilton fought their legendary duel in Weehawken, New Jersey, both lost: Hamilton, the former Secretary of the Treasury, his life; Burr his future.
A New York Times op-ed defended the use of close-doors talks for the congressional supercommittee. The framers of the Constitution might agree.
The Founding Fathers were quite familiar with the record of some English kings of simply sending Parliament home, if the lawmakers were not following the monarch’s wishes.
He invented many of the political institutions we live with, and foresaw the shape of things to come.