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Debating the presidency: Anti-Federalist and Federalist views of executive power during the ratification debate

21 December 2021


The paper analyzes Anti-Federalist and Federalist views of the office of the presidency during the ratification debate over the Constitution in 1787-1788. It explores in detailed fashion the critiques and defenses of what the Constitution’s architects had established with respect to executive power and its relationship to republican government. Download the Working Paper PDF



executive power constitution alexander hamilton executive branch james madison us constitution politics and public opinion us presidency federalist papers