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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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The Founders

How Did The United States Go From Articles Of Confederation To Constitution?

Mandeville, LA – Exclusive Transcript – Well, the Articles of Confederation was most certainly and positively just that. It was a compact. By definition and description it was a confederation, meaning it was a federation of states or political entities that decided, for some express purposes, they needed to confederate together in order to have a better life and existence here after the Revolutionary War. Check out today’s transcript for […]

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Interviews

Kevin Gutzman – The Constitution Didn’t Create Trial By Jury

Mandeville, LA – Exclusive Transcript – With us today, Professor Dr. Kevin Gutzman, author of James Madison and the Making of America and The Politically Incorrect Guide to the Constitution. Another question before we have to part company today that continues to arise here and I find myself dealing with on almost a daily basis. Try as I might to plumb the depths of this question and convince those that […]

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