Confounding Father - Episode 1

The Articles of Confederation was an alliance, not a government. Frightened with how democratic the state legislatures had become, a group of elites gather in Philadelphia to create a powerful government to protect their interests. The Virginia Plan seeks a President elected for life and veto power over state laws. Maryland delegate Luther Martin & a few others counter with the New Jersey Plan.

. . . has made me, a professional historian, want to rush to the nearest library, read the historians’ books in full, and contemplate anew how a country originally organized around opposition to tyranny and coercion rather quickly made the watershed move at the Constitutional Convention to lay the groundwork for a country now characterized by authoritarianism and disregard for democracy. - Rev. Ellin Jimmerson, PhD

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Constitution,U.S. Constitution, Slavery, Political Science, Constitutional Law, Founding Fathers, American Revolution, Anti-federalists, U.S. Congress, U.S. Presidency, U.S. History, Federalism; Luther Martin; ; "Confounding Father: A Contrarian View of the U.S. Constitution - Episode 1"; Nerds Make Media

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