Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Why The Bill of Rights Was Made

[We have the following announcement from Consource.]

Why The Bill of Rights Was Made: A National Archives Program Presented in Partnership with ConSource, Thursday, March 10, at 7 p.m. National Archives, William G. McGowan Theater

In celebration of The National Archives' new exhibition, “Amending America,” which reveals the stories behind why some proposed amendments successfully became part of the Constitution, The National Archives, in partnership with ConSource, will start at the beginning and present a panel discussing the story behind the Bill of Rights, the Ratification of the Constitution, and the First Federal Congress.  Panelists include Joseph Ellis, Pulitzer Prize--winning historian and Professor Emeritus, University of Massachusetts at Amherst;  Jack Rakove, Professor at Stanford University, and Pulitzer Prize winning author; Mary Sarah Bilder, Professor, Boston College Law School, and author of Madison’s Hand, Revising the Constitutional Convention; and Kenneth Bowling, Co-editor of the George Washington University: First Federal Congress Project.