Federalist No. 2

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John Jay

Federalist No. 2, authored by John Jay under the pen name Publius, is the second of 85 essays. Titled "Concerning Dangers from Foreign Force and Influence", Jay discusses the advantages of joining as one united country, as well as the common culture of the citizens in the country.

Federalist No. 2 is best known for this statement:[1]

With equal pleasure I have as often taken notice that Providence has been pleased to give this one connected country to one united people--a people descended from the same ancestors, speaking the same language, professing the same religion, attached to the same principles of government, very similar in their manners and customs ....

It was published on October 31, 1787.


  1. http://www.law.ou.edu/ushistory/federalist/federalist-1-9/federalist.2.shtml

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