Birth of the US Government: The Constitutional Convention

American History Hit

Beginning with the enduring words, ‘We the People of the United States’, the US Constitution is the basis of the government and its three distinct branches. So when was it written, and by who?

Mary Sarah Bilder is Founders’ Professor of Law at Boston College and finalist for the prestigious George Washington Prize. She joins Don today to take us through the history of this keystone of the history of the United States with cameos from Washington, Madison, Hamilton and Adams to name just a few.

Produced by Sophie Gee. Edited by Siobhan Dale. Senior Producer was Charlotte Long.

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