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Just What Did They Originally Intend? A Casual Conversation With the Framers of the U.S. Constitution

Just What Did They Originally Intend? A Casual Conversation With the Framers of the U.S. Constitution

September 17, 2012
6:00 p.m.–7:30 p.m.

Ohio Room, Hadley Union Building

Sit in on a chat with Benjamin Franklin, James Madison, Charles Pinckney, and Alexander Hamilton in honor of Constitution Day.

Sit in on a chat with four authors of the U.S. Constitution: Benjamin Franklin, Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, and Charles Pinckney (portrayed by Dr. David Chambers of the Political Science Department, Drs. Mac Fiddner and Steve Jackson of the Political Science Department, and Dr. Joe Mannard of the History Department, respectively).

Dr. Gwen Torges of the Political Science Department will ask these Framers (shown below) just what it was they intended to achieve when they wrote the U.S. Constitution. She will also ask them to comment on some of the political controversies of today. Audience questions are welcome.

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