Directed by Richard R. Hall • Documentary • With Gloria Browne-Marshall, Constitutional Law Professor, John Jay College of Criminal Justice
Murray Dry - The Complete Antifederalist (Co-Editor)
Paul Finkelman - Slavery & the Founders
Woody Holton - Unruly Americans & the Origins of the Constitution
Bill Kauffman - Forgotten Founder Drunken Prophet: The Life of Luther Martin
Pauline Maier - Ratification: The People Debate the Constitution, 1787-1788
Gordon Wood - The Radicalism of the American Revolution (Pulitzer Prize) • 2020 • 27 minutes
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.