• By Billy King
  • Posted Thursday, November 18, 2010

The Federalist Papers Revisited

Local author J. Jackson Owensby will present his latest book, discussing major historical documents from the founding of our nation and their relevance to our society today. Mr. Owensby sets the stage for his program as follows:

THE CONSTITUTION FOR THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA: crafted by a small group of wise patriots who had to overcome fierce opposition, ratified by the early colonists and adopted as the 'Law of the Land', the Constitution established the future of the United States of America and solidified its place as the premier nation on earth.

Alexander Hamilton, James Madison and John Jay: three men heavily involved in the drafting of the Constitution and deeply committed to its ratification published "The Federalist", a series of newspaper articles known today as "The Federalist Papers." The articles clearly delineate the necessity for a rule of law for the new nation. Their explanations and their reasoning are as sound today as they were two and a quarter centuries ago. Learn once again the foundation for the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution.

Join us for lively and informative discussion of the events, debates and thinking that went into the formation of one of the most enduring and inspiring documents ever crafted over the course of history: the Constitution of the United States of America.

Central Library
Sunday, December 5th at 2:00 pm

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