Roots of Liberty: Unlocking the Federalist Papers

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Roots of Liberty: Unlocking the Federalist Papers

The Federalist Papers, written by James Madison, Alexander Hamilton, and John Jay, were described by Thomas Jefferson as “the best commentary on the principles of government which was ever written,” and by distinguished historian Clinton Rossiter as “the most important work in political science that has ever been written.”

However, the Papers have largely been inaccessible because of their voluminous content and arcane language – until now. These challenges are addressed in Roots of Liberty: Unlocking the Federalist Papers, a comprehensive curriculum for high school students across America…

  • Promotes greater understanding of our founding principles
  • Is recommended reading from the National Constitutional Coalition Partners
  • Offers a comprehensive curriculum featuring 10 essays on The Federalist Papers, written by legal scholars and educators

Topics Include:

  • The doctrine of enumerated powers
  • Separation of powers
  • Federalism
  • The independent judiciary
  • How the U.S. Constitution enables public officials to make good decisions
  • Political, economic, and religious freedom
  • The Constitution as a defense against foreign aggression


The Standard Classroom Set is comprised of 20 Student Texts, a Teacher’s Guide, and online access to all nine Companion Videos. Individual items are sold separately. Visit for more.

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