The Anti-Federalist Papers

Patrick HENRY (1736 - 1799)

During the period of debate over the ratification of the Constitution, numerous independent local speeches and articles were published all across the country. Initially, many of the articles in opposition were written under pseudonyms, such as "Brutus", "Centinel", and "Federal Farmer". Eventually, famous revolutionary figures such as Patrick Henry came out publicly against the Constitution. They argued that the strong national government proposed by the Federalists was a threat to the rights of individuals and that the President would become a king. They objected to the federal court system created by the proposed constitution. This produced a phenomenal body of political writing; the best and most influential of these articles and speeches were gathered by historians into a collection known as the Anti-Federalist Papers in allusion to the Federalist Papers. (Summary by Ticktockman)

Genre(s): *Non-fiction, Philosophy, Political Science

Language: English

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Play 01 Centinel I Leon Mire
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Play 02 Centinel XI Leon Mire
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Play 03 Federal Farmer I Sibella Denton
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Play 04 Federal Farmer II Sibella Denton
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Play 05 Federal Farmer III Sibella Denton
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Play 06 Federal Farmer IV Sibella Denton
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Play 07 Federal Farmer V Sibella Denton
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Play 08 Federal Farmer VI Sibella Denton
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Play 09 Federal Farmer VII Sibella Denton
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Play 10 Federal Farmer VIII Sibella Denton
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Play 11 Federal Farmer IX Sibella Denton
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Play 12 Federal Farmer X Sibella Denton
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Play 13 Federal Farmer XI Sibella Denton
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Play 14 Federal Farmer XII Sibella Denton
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Play 15 Federal Farmer XIII Sibella Denton
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Play 16 Federal Farmer XIV Sibella Denton
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Play 17 Federal Farmer XV Sibella Denton
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Play 18 Federal Farmer XVI Sibella Denton
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Play 19 Federal Farmer XVII Sibella Denton
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Play 20 Federal Farmer XVIII Sibella Denton
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Play 21 Brutus I ML Cohen
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Play 22 Brutus II ML Cohen
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Play 23 Brutus III ML Cohen
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Play 24 Brutus IV ML Cohen
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Play 25 Brutus V ML Cohen
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Play 26 Brutus VI ML Cohen
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Play 27 Brutus VII ML Cohen
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Play 28 Brutus VIII ML Cohen
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Play 29 Brutus IX ML Cohen
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Play 30 Brutus X ML Cohen
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Play 31 Brutus XI ML Cohen
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Play 32 Brutus XII ML Cohen
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Play 33 Brutus XIII ML Cohen
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Play 34 Brutus XIV ML Cohen
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Play 35 Brutus XV ML Cohen
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Play 36 Brutus XVI ML Cohen
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Play 37 John DeWitt I Gary Gilberd
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Play 38 John DeWitt II Gary Gilberd
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Play 39 John DeWitt III Gary Gilberd
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Play 40 Cato III Sibella Denton
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Play 41 Cato IV Sibella Denton
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Play 42 Cato V Sibella Denton
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Play 43 Cato VII Sibella Denton
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Play 44 Agrippa VI Sibella Denton
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Play 45 Agrippa VII Sibella Denton
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Play 46 Agrippa VIII Sibella Denton
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Play 47 Agrippa IX Sibella Denton
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Play 48 Penn Minority Robert Scott
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Play 49 Impartial Examiner I Robert Scott
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Play 50 Impartial Examiner II Robert Scott
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Play 51 Impartial Examiner III Robert Scott
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Play 52 Maryland Farmer IV Robert Scott
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Play 53 Maryland Farmer V Robert Scott
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Play 54 Patrick Henry I ML Cohen
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Play 55 Patrick Henry II ML Cohen
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Play 56 Patrick Henry III ML Cohen
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