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Liberty or Empire? Virginia founding fathers debate the Constitution

September 10, 2014 7:15 am by

This Sunday, September 14 at St.John’s Church:

226 years ago, 168 Virginia delegates met in Richmond to debate the merits, and decide the fate, of the U.S. Constitution. Although only nine states were needed to start the new government, if Virginia held out many doubted it would work. Edmund Randolph and James Madison spoke fiercely for the document but the ever formidable Patrick Henry thundered against it. On September 14, interpreters will relive the drama for us from the actual minutes of the debate. You will never again hear oratory like this in American politics.

Liberty or Empire? The Virginia Founding Fathers Debate the Constitution
St.John’s Church
September 14 / 1:15 – 2:30 PM / $5
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