9 Key Foundational Documents

Below are the nine foundational documents you will need to know and understand:

  1. Declaration of Independence (1776)
  2. The Articles of Confederation (1777)
  3. Federalist 10Control of factions- Madison
  4. Federalist 51checks and balances and separation of powers among the three branches of government- Madison
  5. Federalist 70 Rationale for a strong executive- Hamilton
  6. Federalist 78Rationale for an impartial judiciary- Hamilton
  7. Brutus 1concern over ratification of Constitution- ???
  8. The Constitution of the United States (1787)
  9. Letter From a Birmingham Jail; Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (1963)