Film, Video The Founding Fathers Unite
About this Item
- The Founding Fathers Unite
- Dimunation, Mark (Curator)
- - Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826
- - Hamilton, Alexander, 1757-1804
- - Madison, James, 1749-1812
- - Motion Pictures
- Motion Pictures
- - Thomas Jefferson received this first edition of The Federalist in book form while he was in Paris serving as minister to France. As the title page attests, this copy was originally a gift from Elizabeth Hamilton, wife of Alexander Hamilton, to her sister, Angelica Church, who was a close friend of Jefferson in Paris. Now considered to be the most significant American contribution to political thought, these essays supporting the ratification of the new Constitution first appeared in New York newspapers under the pseudonym "Publius." Although it was widely known that the eighty-five essays were the efforts of Alexander Hamilton, James Madison and John Jay, the initial curious speculation about authorship of specific essays gradually developed into heated controversy. Jefferson, who rarely wrote in his books, could not resist the political parlor-room game of speculating which author wrote which essay. On the fly-leaf of his copy Jefferson has penned an authorship list. The Library also holds Madison's copy of the essays, and he too indicated authorship of the essays. However, the two lists do not coincide and, to this day, the authorship of several of the contributions is still under dispute.
- - Presented in Partnership with HISTORY
- Rare Book And Special Collections Division
- Lincoln's Birthday … And First Inauguration
- The 19th Amendment at 100: A Conversation with Judy Perry Martinez
- Young Lincoln - With Malice Toward None: The Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Exhibition
- Conservation Corner: Historical Book Repair
- Harry Houdini Collection(Selected Special Collections: Rare Book and Special Collections, Library of Congress)
- Columbus and the Taíno - Exploring the Early Americas
- Looking for the Story behind the Documents? View Videos about our Hidden Treasures
- The History Channel at the Library
- Meet the Curators | Articles and Essays | Hidden Treasures at the Library of Congress | Digital Collections
- Harry Houdini, Ghostbuster: Exploring an Illusionist's Exposés through Primary Sources
- The Sixteenth President - With Malice Toward None: The Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Exhibition
- "Now He Belongs to the Ages" - With Malice Toward None: The Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Exhibition
- Library of the Unexpected: Cocaine, Hair and…Wedding Cake?
- Mona Van Duyn and the Women of the Catbird Seat
- Convention and Ratification - Creating the United States
- An interview with Taylor Gulatsi, Program Specialist
- Harry Houdini's Rare Magic Books
- Prologue - The Civil War in America
- April 1862–November 1862 - The Civil War in America
- November 1863–April 1865 - The Civil War in America
Rights & Access
More about Copyright and other Restrictions
For guidance about compiling full citations consult Citing Primary Sources.
Cite This Item
Citations are generated automatically from bibliographic data as a convenience, and may not be complete or accurate.
Chicago citation style:
Dimunation, Mark. The Founding Fathers Unite. Video. https://www.loc.gov/item/myloc5/.
APA citation style:
Dimunation, M. The Founding Fathers Unite. [Video] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/myloc5/.
MLA citation style:
Dimunation, Mark. The Founding Fathers Unite. Video. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/myloc5/>.