Books By: Ames, Fisher

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Works of Fisher Ames

Works of Fisher Ames: As Published by Seth Ames By Fisher Ames
Edited and Enlarged by W. B. Allen

American Founding American History Political Thought

Fisher Ames was a leading New England Federalist and sublime critic of Jacobin Democracy and the French Revolution. During the presidency of George Washington, he was the leader of his party in the House of Representatives. Ames was active in public life from 1787 through 1807 and was instrumental in one drafting of the First Amendment to the Constitution. His witty, often brilliant, letters, speeches, and essays offered a sustained defense of conservative principles and insight into the Federalist theory of government.