What the Founding Fathers were Really..., Carol Berkin
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What the Founding Fathers were Really Like (and What We can Learn from Them Today)
(and What We Can Learn From Them Today)

Author: Carol Berkin

Narrator: Carol Berkin

Unabridged: 39 min

Format: Digital Audiobook Download

Published: 04/13/2021

Includes: Bonus Material Bonus Material Included


One Day University presents a series of audio lectures recorded in real-time from some of the top minds in the United States. Given by award-winning professors and experts in their field, these recorded lectures dive deep into the worlds of religion, government, literature, and social justice. Most of us know that America's Founding Fathers attended the Constitutional Convention of 1787 in Philadelphia and drafted the Constitution of the United States. The delegates decided to replace the Articles of Confederation with a document that strengthened the federal government, with the most contentious issue being legislative representation. Eventually, a compromise established the bicameral Congress to ensure both equal and proportional representation. But a lot more happened as well—much of it underreported or misunderstood. That's the focus of this insider's look at the birth of American government as we know it today. The fact is, the Founding Fathers were ambitious. Also grouchy, scared, and hopeful. They told jokes. They fought. They schemed. They gossiped. They improvised. Occasionally, they killed each other (sorry, Alexander Hamilton). Only by seeing the Founders as real people—not icons—can we appreciate the full story of the nation's founding with all of its drama, humor, and significance intact. This audio lecture includes a supplemental PDF.