September 17, 2020

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm, Eastern Time

Professor Klarman’s Constitution Day Talk with ACS

Cambridge, MA

The U.S. Constitution has become integral to America’s identity. It’s treated with an almost sacred reverence, its makers glorified. But the Framers—George Washington and James Madison among them—were not faultless beings, and despite good intentions, were inevitably influenced by their own interests, biases, and moral blind spots. Under such influences, they wrote a constitution that vastly expanded the powers of the federal government and insulated it from populist political pressures. Knowing this, one might wonder: how did they manage to convince Americans, through a reasonably democratic process, to approve the Constitution?

Join the ACS Harvard Student Chapter as we welcome Professor Michael Klarman who will address the quest above, and other questions, in this Constitution Day talk.

To attend this event please click here to register.