The Federalist Papers
During the ratification period of the United States Constitution there was a great debate over implementing it. Especially in New York the arguments were heated. This caused several articles that were either for or against the newly written constitution which became known collectively as the Federalist Papers and the Anti-Federalist Papers.
In this section of the United States Constitution Reference you can read the collection known as the Federalist Papers. You can also download them in text form, click here.