David McCullough: US Constitution the Fruit of Adversity
The Constitutional Sources Project - National Archives
To cap their Constitution Day celebrations, The Constitutional Sources Project will host David McCullough for a special “members only” constitutional lecture. Mr. McCullough will discuss why the Constitutional Convention nearly failed before it began. What role did fear play in the Convention being called? From where did the fear most stem -- Shay's Rebellion, mounting state debts, inflation, or international piracy?
These questions and members' own will be addressed in this compelling lecture by America's favorite history-teller. Law students from across the country will also participate via simultaneous webcast on ConSource.org.