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Part II. Letters of Brutus

Abstract In the 1780s Robert Yates stood as a recognized leader of the Antifederalists. He opposed any concessions to the federal congress, such as the right to collect impost duties, that mig…

Part III. Letters of Cato

AbstractAnother early series of articles criticizing the proposed Constitution were published in the New York Journal under the pseudonym "Cato", in honor of the Roman defender of republican v…

Part IV. Letters of Centinel

AbstractThe "Centinel" wrote a series of 24 articles that appeared in the Philadelphia Independent Gazetteer and the Philadelphia Freeman's Journal between October 5, 1787, and November 24, 17…

The True George Washington: Education

EducationFormal EducationThe father of Washington received his education at Appleby School in England, and, true to his alma mater, he sent his two elder sons to the same school. His death whe…

Part VI. Letters from the Federal Farmer

AbstractA systematic criticism of the proposed Constitution and full elaboration of anti-federalist though was provided in a series of articles published in New York in the Poughkeepsie Countr…

The True George Washington: Education: Adulthood

AdulthoodThe end of Washington's school-days left him, if a good "cipherer," a bad speller, and a still worse grammarian, but, fortunately, the termination of instruction did not by any means …

The True George Washington: Enemies: The Press

The PressAnother type of enemy, more or less the result of this differing with Jefferson, Madison, Monroe, and Randolph, was sundry editors and writers who gathered under their patronage and r…