Constitutional Convention

It is important to tell the story of the Constitution’s origins in a way that demythifies it. Impressive as they were, the men who wrote the Constitution were not demigods; they had interests, prejudices, and moral blind spots.

A diminutive, persuasive Virginian hijacked the Constitutional Convention and forced the moderates to accept a national government with vastly expanded powers

On May 5, 1787, James Madison arrived in Philadelphia. Read more >>
At the first meeting of my first class in business school, our instructor divided the class into groups and gave each group a project. Read more >>

Did the fifty-five statesmen meeting in Philadelphia at the Constitutional Convention know that a witch-hunt was taking place while they deliberated? Did they care?

WASHINGTON AFTER THE REVOLUTION: II

A leading American historian challenges the long-entrenched interpretation originated by the late Charles A. Beard