The Constitution as a Coup Against Public Opinion

Michael Klarman, professor of law at Harvard University, will discuss the ways in which the U.S. Constitution was a more nationalizing and democracy-constraining document than most Americans anticipated; explain why the Philadelphia Convention did what it did; and how the Federalists managed to convince the country to ratify a constitution that constrained populist influence on the national government.

Monday, September 18 at 5:30pm to 5:30pm

Event Type

Athenaeum

Audience

Staff, Faculty, Students, Alumni, zzCUC Lecture

Website

https://www.cmc.edu/athenaeum/constit...

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