Federalist Papers Law and Legal Definition

Federalist papers refer to a series of essays. There were 85 essays written by Alexander Hamilton, John Jay, and James Madison. These essays were written under the pseudonym Publius. The essays explained and described about the adoption of the U.S. Constitution. Of theses essays, most of them were published in 1787 and 1788. Federalist papers are also known by the name “The Federalist.”