Rethinking America's Founding Narrative
Smithsonian Associates hosted the event.
Constitutional law Professor Kermit Roosevelt presented a talk titled: “The Constitution and Declaration of Independence: A Contrary View.” Professor Roosevelt, the great-great-grandson of Theodore Roosevelt, argued that the America of today did not emerge from the Revolution and that U.S. values should not be traced back to the Founders; instead, he argued that through failures and reinventions, the Constitution should be used as a tool to create modern core values.
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Ruth Robbins Coordinator Smithsonian Associates->Education and Cultural Programs
Kermit Roosevelt III Professor University of Pennsylvania->Law School
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