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Alexander Hamilton and the US Constitution
Rutgers University Professor Andrew Shankman talked about Alexander Hamilton’s role in the debate over ratifying the U.S. Constitution, with a focus on Hamilton’s work in his home state of New York. This event took place in Poughkeepsie, New York, and began with a ceremony honoring Hamilton’s legacy. This event was part of the Alexander Hamilton Awareness Society’s “Hamilton on the Hudson” weekend, which took place from July 26-28, 2013, and was co-sponserd by Dutchess County Tourism.882 views
Author Ray Raphael talked about some of the pervasive myths in American society concerning the founding of the nation, and suggested ways to better tell a more accurate account of history. Mr. Raphael is the author of Constitutional Myths: What We Get Wrong and How to Get It Right and Founding Myths: Stories that Hide Our Patriotic Past. The College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts hosted this event.1,026 views