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Edmund Burke and Thomas Jefferson on Citizen’s Duties

In 1790, when Edmund Burke published his Reflections on the Revolution in France, it triggered lots of backlash from people like Thomas Paine, Richard... The post Edmund Burke and Thomas Jefferson on Citizen’s Duties appeared first on Journal of the...

This Week on Dispatches: Chris Coelho on Timothy Matlack, Scribe of the Declaration of Independence

On this week’s Dispatches, host Brady Crytzer interviews author Chris Coelho on the life and influence of Timothy Matlack, famed for being the scribe... The post This Week on Dispatches: Chris Coelho on Timothy Matlack, Scribe of the Declaration of...

This Week on Dispatches: Haimo Li on an Important Contribution of Maryland to the US Constitution

On this week’s Dispatches, host Brady Crytzer interviews political scientist and JAR contributor Haimo Li on how the Maryland declaration of rights outlawed ex... The post This Week on Dispatches: Haimo Li on an Important Contribution of Maryland to...

Governance at James Madison’s Montpelier

James Madison’s estate Montpelier was a slave-labor plantation. In fact, Madison appears to have been comfortable with that. He didn’t wrestle with the morality of slaveholding like his friend Thomas Jefferson. He didn’t even acknowledge the contradictions...
From: Boston 1775 on 30 Jun 2021

More to See at History Camp America 2021

Yesterday I shared the video preview of my presentation at History Camp America 2021, coming up on 10 July.There are seven more video previews of sessions at this page, ranging from Fort Ticonderoga in the north to the Buffalo Soldier National Museum...
From: Boston 1775 on 24 Jun 2021

The Intellectual Origin of the US Constitution Article 1, Section 9, Clause 3: An Important Contribution from Maryland

Scholars generally view that the Framers of the United States Constitution “recalled the historical tyrannies of Great Britain and France in establishing the prohibitions... The post The Intellectual Origin of the US Constitution Article 1, Section...

Spooked Horse or Spooked President? John Gilpin, James Madison, and “The Bladensburg Races”

This article is a part of our “Revolutionary Animals” series, which examines the roles of animals in revolution, representations of revolutionary animals, and the intersections between representation and the lived experiences of animals. By Emily...
From: Age of Revolutions on 14 Jun 2021

“One idea shared by just about every author of the Constitution”

From David Frum’s essay “The Founders Were Wrong about Democracy” in The Atlantic Monthly: If there was one idea shared by just about every author of the Constitution, it was the one articulated by James Madison at the convention on...
From: Boston 1775 on 17 Feb 2021

“None of this justified minority rule”

Back in early November, The Atlantic Monthly published an essay by Claremont McKenna College professor George Thomas titled “‘America Is a Republic, Not a Democracy’ Is a Dangerous—And Wrong—Argument.” Thomas wrote:...
From: Boston 1775 on 7 Jan 2021

This Week on Dispatches: Thomas E. Ricks on First Principles

On this week’s Dispatches host Brady Crytzer interviews Pulitzer-prize winning historian Thomas E. Ricks on his new book, First Principles: What America’s Founders Learned from... The post This Week on Dispatches: Thomas E. Ricks on <i>First...

First Principles

First Principles: What America’s Founders Learned From the Greeks and Romans and How That Shaped Our Country by Thomas E. Ricks (New York, NY: Harper... The post First Principles appeared first on Journal of the American Revolution.

The Electoral College as a “Problem Half-Solved”

With another Presidential coming up, it’s time for a topic I’ve addressed on this site since 2006: how the Electoral College can interfere with the consent of the governed, and how claims for its benefits fall apart on examination.This time...
From: Boston 1775 on 13 Oct 2020

An American Bolingbroke: John Taylor of Caroline’s Republican Opposition, 1792–1794, Part 2 of

Henry St. John, Viscount Bolingbroke, in the first half of the eighteenth century, and John Taylor of Caroline in the 1790s, both feared that... The post An American Bolingbroke: John Taylor of Caroline’s Republican Opposition, 1792–1794,...

John Marshall: Hamilton 2.

Celebrated for his stirring words in the Declaration of Independence, and having profited upon the popularity since, Thomas Jefferson was now America’s chief magistrate—and... The post John Marshall: Hamilton 2.0 appeared first on Journal...

Knott on the Washington-Hamilton Relationship, 15 May

On Friday, 15 May, the Lexington Historical Society is hosting its annual Cronin Lecture—but this year the talk will be online. The event announcement says:Join Stephen Knott, co-author [with Tony Williams] of Washington and Hamilton: The Alliance...
From: Boston 1775 on 14 May 2020

Teaching the American Revolution with Simulations

What most Americans know about the Revolutionary War they learned when they were in elementary or middle school. The curricular timing is fortunate in... The post Teaching the American Revolution with Simulations appeared first on Journal of the American...

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