George Washington's Copy of the Constitution, Preview

President George Washington’s personal copy of the U.S. Constitution and Bill of Rights was auctioned at Christie’s in New York… read more

President George Washington’s personal copy of the U.S. Constitution and Bill of Rights was auctioned at Christie’s in New York City for $9.8 Million, the most ever paid for an American printed book or manuscript. The 1789 book contains brackets and notes in the margins written by Washington himself to mark the powers of the executive branch. American History TV recorded the auction, and interviewed Francis Wahlgren, Christie’s International Head of Books and Manuscripts, and Chris Coover, Americana specialist, about the significance of the book. close

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George Washington's Copy of the Constitution, Preview

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Program ID:
306894-2
Category:
Vignette
Format:
Vignette
Location:
New York, New York, United States
First Aired:
Jul 4, 2012
Last Aired:
Nov 22, 2012

Airing Details

  • Jul 04, 2012 | 11:55am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Jul 04, 2012 | 7:55pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Jul 05, 2012 | 3:55am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Jul 07, 2012 | 11:54am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Jul 08, 2012 | 12:54pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Aug 06, 2012 | 1:57am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Nov 22, 2012 | 11:10am EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Nov 22, 2012 | 11:09pm EST | C-SPAN 3