Constitution Episodes

April 9, 2020

153. Putting Secession and Jefferson Davis on Trial with Cynthia Nico…

In May 1865, Union forces captured Confederate President Jefferson Davis in Irwinville, Georgia as the Civil War neared its end. …

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April 2, 2020

152. Creating George Washington's Cabinet with Lindsay Chervinsky

There are many things that we take for granted in the modern United States. The president’s cabinet is one of them. Although the …

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Nov. 28, 2019

134. A Constitutional Thanksgiving

We’re off this week for the Thanksgiving holiday. We’ll be back next week with conversations featuring some of the leading lights…

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Oct. 17, 2019

128. Digitizing the Constitution with Julie Silverbrook

The word “impeachment” is in the air these days. Wouldn’t it be nice if we had a website to find information about what the Const…

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Aug. 29, 2019

121. Interpreting George Washington's Constitution with Lindsay Cherv…

In the fall of 1789, George Washington ordered a printed copy of the Constitution along with the laws passed by the First Federal…

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April 4, 2019

101. Constitution Making In Early America

In this episode, Dr. Kevin C. Butterfield sits down with research fellow Dr. James Hrdlicka to discuss his latest findings on the…

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Dec. 13, 2018

85. The Lady and George Washington: Female Genius in the Age of the C…

In this episode, Dr. Kevin C. Butterfield sits down with Dr. Mary Sarah Bilder, Founders Professor of Law at Boston College Law S…

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