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federalist US English

A person who advocates or supports a system of government in which several states unite under a central authority

Federalist in federalist US English

A member or supporter of the Federalist Party

Federalist Papers US English

A collection of essays written under the pseudonym “Publius” by Alexander Hamilton, John Jay, and James Madison, addressed to “The People of the State of New York,” first published in New York City newspapers between October 1787 and August 1788. The purpose of The Federalist was to persuade New Yorkers to ratify the Constitution adopted in Philadelphia in September 1787

Federalist Party US English

An early political party in the US, joined by George Washington during his presidency (1789–97) and in power until 1801. The party’s emphasis on strong central government was extremely important in the early years after independence, but by the 1820s it had been superseded by the Democratic-Republican Party

The Federalist in Federalist Papers US English

A collection of essays written under the pseudonym “Publius” by Alexander Hamilton, John Jay, and James Madison, addressed to “The People of the State of New York,” first published in New York City newspapers between October 1787 and August 1788. The purpose of The Federalist was to persuade New Yorkers to ratify the Constitution adopted in Philadelphia in September 1787