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Experience the Formation of America Through the Eyes of the Founders

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Experience the Formation of America Through the Eyes of the Founders

Episode 61
April, 2017
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Take a deep dive into the creation of the U.S. Constitution as it actually happened with New York Times best-selling author and professor Allen C. Guelzo of Gettysburg College. He reveals fascinating secrets behind some of the more famous Founding Fathers, using them as a lens through which to see powerful truths about the early political history of the United States.

Discover the harsh lesson George Washington learned about how whiskey can make (or break) an election, how calling James Madison the Father of the Constitution is a misnomer, and how, unlike the musical adaptation of Hamilton, the real man's performance was met with stony silence.

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  • New York Times best-selling author and Professor Allen C. Guelzo of Gettysburg College provide fascinating insights into the men who wrote the constitution. He’ll explore how these gentlemen did not always get along—or always act gentleman-like. Yet out of these rifts came the creation of our nation.
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