New York Ratification

Digital versions of the New York print volumes can be found for free on the University of Wisconsin Library’s Digital Collection:

Significant Events and Individuals in New York Politics

State Ratifying Convention Meeting Place

  • Poughkeepsie, Dutchess County Court House

The Federalist Papers

Written by Alexander Hamilton, John Jay, and James Madison under the pseudonym “Publius,” eighty-five essays were addressed to the freemen of New York to encourage them to elect Federalists to the New York Convention scheduled to meet on 17 June 1788. Subsequently, these essays were reprinted and circulated throughout the states as the Ratification process unfolded. For a chronology of the publishing and reprinting of these essays, see Printings and Reprintings of The Federalist. Initially appearing as individual essays in several New York City newspapers, they were eventually combined and published as The Federalist in two volumes. A complete introduction to The Federalist can be found here.

Recommended Amendments

Significant Outcomes of the Debates