Book Discussion on Birth of the Nation and Creating the Bill of Rights

Charlene Bickford and Ken Bowling talked about their books Birth of the Nation: The First Federal Congress, 1789-1791, published by Madison… read more

Charlene Bickford and Ken Bowling talked about their books Birth of the Nation: The First Federal Congress, 1789-1791, published by Madison House Publishers, and Creating the Bill of Rights: the Documentary Record from the First Federal Congress, published by Johns Hopkins University Press. The two authors discussed the United States Constitution and the Bill of Rights and how they were written, passed, and implememted. Mr. Bowling focused on the history of federalism. Ms. Bickford talked about her experiences encountering stolen copies of the Bill of Rights. The authors also analyzed emerging political trends during the era when the Constitution and Bill of Rights were written, such as anti-federalism, national political parties, and the system of checks and balances. They answered questions from members of the audience. close

*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.

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  • Charlene Bickford Director George Washington University->First Federal Congress Project
  • Kenneth R. Bowling Adjunct Associate Professor George Washington University->History Department
  • Maria Carosa Stanwich Manager National Archives and Records Administration->Museum Operations and Public Programs
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Book Discussion on Birth of the Nation and Creating the Bill of Rights

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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
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Oct 8, 2005
Last Aired:
Sep 26, 2010

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  • Oct 08, 2005 | 4:29pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Oct 10, 2005 | 4:59am EDT | C-SPAN 2
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