Although three men wrote The Federalist Papers, over half of the 85 documents were written by one man—Alexander Hamilton. Part of a larger playlist on the world's greatest ideas, a video summary of Alexander Hamilton's The Federalist Papers provides insight into the origins of democracy in America. The summary pulls out details from a few key papers to summarize their content.
- Compare and contrast different forms of democracy that exist around the world
- Challenge scholars to develop an argument in favor of or against the ideas highlighted in the video
- Requires a general understanding of the basics of American government
- A modern-day analogy helps make the concepts in the text more accessible for learners
- Uses illustrations to provide a visual overview of the text
- Only highlights a small portion of a large text