Confounding Father: A Contrarian Look at the U.S. Constitution

//Confounding Father: A Contrarian Look at the U.S. Constitution
Confounding Father: A Contrarian Look at the U.S. Constitution 2017-09-24T21:59:31+00:00

Project Description

A timely critique of the U.S. political system from the viewpoint of the anti-federalists, featuring Luther Martin, a Maryland delegate to the constitutional convention who:

  • Feared the executive would be a virtual king and far too powerful
  • Thought many framers of the constitution were seeking an American empire – he did not
  • Opposed the continuation of  the slave trade and the three-fifths clause

Learn how the anti-federalists, not the framers, were responsible for the Bill of Rights.
Part two in our trilogy on American Political History.