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The Constitution: Why It Matters – What WERE the Founders Thinking? Wed, Feb. 19

What WERE the Founders Thinking?

Co-sponsored by Voices from the Prairie and The Princeton Public Library, with support from the Interactivity Foundation and Midwest Partners

United_States_ConstitutionPresented by Amanda Cook Fesperman, IVCC Political Science and History professor. The Constitution is often treated like a sacred document that should be literally interpreted and rarely amended. However, the Constitution emerged as a compromise among competing interests on a variety of issues. Issues that still resonate with us today; Equal Representation in the Senate, the Electoral College, Term Limits, The Power of the President, The Times, Place and Manner Clause, and winner-take-all elections.

This is the first of four programs on the United States Constitution. Click here to see a full listing.

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