A Dictionary of American History

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Author: Thomas L. Purvis  | Date: 1995

Federalists

Federalists Supporters of the federal Constitution were called by this name during the ratification struggle. They were strongest in small states, which ratified quickly. The Federalist Papers provide the most sophisticated summary of Federalist philosophy.

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Chicago: Thomas L. Purvis, "Federalists," A Dictionary of American History in A Dictionary of American History (Cambridge, Mass.: Blackwell Reference, 1995), Original Sources, accessed February 7, 2023, http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=8MDXT46QNJMSQPE.

MLA: Purvis, Thomas L. "Federalists." A Dictionary of American History, in A Dictionary of American History, Cambridge, Mass., Blackwell Reference, 1995, Original Sources. 7 Feb. 2023. http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=8MDXT46QNJMSQPE.

Harvard: Purvis, TL, 'Federalists' in A Dictionary of American History. cited in 1995, A Dictionary of American History, Blackwell Reference, Cambridge, Mass.. Original Sources, retrieved 7 February 2023, from http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=8MDXT46QNJMSQPE.