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This Day in Founder's History

This Day In Founding Fathers History – 17 July

This Day in Founding Fathers History - Where we bring you important dates in the lives and history of the Founding Generation. Another birthday on this day in 1744, that of Elbridge Gerry. Gerry assumed the office of vice president under President Madison after George Clinton died in office, and Gerry too died in office less than two years later.

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Interviews

Kevin Gutzman – 1787 Constitution Convention, Federalists Lied

Mandeville, LA – Exclusive Transcript – In the same hall, eleven years later, men are meeting to discuss the new plan of government, the Virginia Plan as it’s known.  Today is the 19th, so we’re almost three weeks into the discussion over James Madison’s Virginia Plan as offered by Edmund Randolph.  It’s around about this time that the New York delegation has about had it with little Jimmy Madison.  They’re […]

todayJune 19, 2014 2

Transcripts

What Really Happened At Start Of Federal Convention Of 1787, Pt. I

Interview with Kevin Gutzman - Federal Convention Mandeville, LA – Exclusive Transcript – "Let’s get to the matter at hand here with Professor Kevin Gutzman, who is one of the foremost authorities on James Madison.  I wanted to start with the introduction of the Virginia Plan, which happened 237 years ago today.  Governor Randolph was, of course, the gentleman that introduced the plan.  It wasn’t Madison who introduced it.  In the […]

todayJune 2, 2014 2

Transcripts

How Federal Convention That Produced Constitution Came About

Federal Convention and the Constitution Mandeville, LA – Exclusive Transcript – "So how did they arrive in Philadelphia on the 14th of May 1787?  They were supposed to have this convention.  And why would we care about that today?  Well, the reason we ought to care about it is because of the pretenses under which they were meeting.  What Madison and Hamilton had told the public and what they had told […]

todayMay 18, 2014 1

This Day in Founder's History

This Day In Founding Fathers History – 25 March

This Day In Founding Fathers History – 25 March On this day in 1788, Federalist No. 74 was published in the New York Packet, entitled “The Command of the Military and Naval Forces, and the Pardoning Power of the Executive,” authored by Alexander Hamilton. 1 This day is celebrated as Maryland Day. It commemorates this day in 1634 when “settlers disembarked from two small sailing ships – the Ark and […]

todayMarch 25, 2014 2

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National Military vs Militias

 Militia Needs Everything the Standing Military Has Mandeville, LA – Exclusive Transcript – "The Virginia militia, the South Carolina militia, the Georgia militia, the North Carolina militia, the Tennessee volunteers, they were already armed.  They were armed as militiamen and they were armed as if they were an army that could be called upon and called into service.  That’s how they were able to do it.  Now, of course, once […]

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