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Friday, December 24, 2021

Federalist and Anti-Federalist Views of the Executive

 At AEI, Gary Schmitt and Joseph Bessette have a paper titled "Debating the presidency: Anti-Federalist and Federalist views of executive power during the ratification debate."

The paper analyzes Anti-Federalist and Federalist views of the office of the presidency during the ratification debate over the Constitution in 1787-1788. It explores in detailed fashion the critiques and defenses of what the Constitution’s architects had established with respect to executive power and its relationship to republican government.