Documents in Detail: Bill of Rights

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Summary: Our Documents in Detail episode for 14 NOV 18 focused on the Bill of Rights: the politics behind its proposal and adoption; interpretations over time; and place in our history, government, and society. Among the many questions asked during the lively 58-minute program included those about James Madison and Alexander Hamilton, and why they initially did not support an enumeration of rights, but in Madison's case, eventually went on to promote the legislation that led to the Bill of Rights. Also considered was the notion that to understand the Bill of Rights today, one must understand the original arguments against it. Access the full archive page here. iTunes Podcast Stitcher Podcast RSS The post Documents in Detail: Bill of Rights appeared first on Teaching American History.