Talks
The Words That Made Us: America's Constitutional Conversation, 1760–1840
The JEMB Realty Lecture in American History
Akhil Reed Amar, Richard Brookhiser (moderator)
Thursday, May 13, 2021 | 6 pm ET | $20 (Members, $10; Chairman’s Council, Free)

EVENT DETAILS

Presented LIVE on Zoom

The U.S. Constitution won popular approval in 1788, but that was just the beginning of the story. In the following decades, everyone from ordinary Americans to statesmen continued to wrestle with weighty questions left unresolved by the document, including border territorial expansion, the rights of Indian nations, and the proper role of the judicial branch. Join acclaimed scholars Akhil Reed Amar and Richard Brookhiser for an enlightening discussion on the biggest constitutional questions of America’s early days.

Akhil Reed Amar, Sterling Professor of Law and Political Science at Yale University and a trustee of the New-York Historical Society, is the author of The Words That Made Us: America's Constitutional Conversation, 1760–1840. Richard Brookhiser (moderator) is a senior editor of National Review and a senior fellow at the National Review Institute.

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