Event — New-York Historical Society

Lectures & Conversations: James Madison: Father of the Constitution

Where: The Robert H. Smith Auditorium at the New-York Historical Society

170 Central Park West, New York, NY 10024

When: Wednesday, December 16, 2015, 6:30 pm

The Carl Menges Series in American History

Featuring: Richard Brookhiser

Details: When the Constitution was being drafted, James Madison—a congressman, intellectual, and politician extraordinaire—was initially skeptical that a “Bill of Rights” was necessary. But by 1789, after being lobbied by his dearest friend Thomas Jefferson, Madison was determined to include it. Celebrated historian Richard Brookhiser recounts the “Father of the Constitution’s” evolution and how, after a hot summer of arguing and bargaining, he persuaded Congress to agree.

Richard Brookhiser is the author of James Madison and eight other books on the founders and their legacy. He was awarded the National Medal of the Humanities in 2008.

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