Is the Constitution Too Old?

The first page of a document that may have outlived its usefulness (public domain)

Fifty-five wealthy white men spent the summer in Philadelphia writing a constitution for their young country. It was the second try for many of them; the Articles of Confederation, the original charter for the country, was failing badly and needed to be replaced after only six years.

Of these 55, about half of them owned other people as slaves. Pretty much all of them believed that women were inferior to men and…

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George Dillard

George Dillard

Exploring the past to illuminate politics, the environment, and more. Also: worldhistoryfacts.com. Buy me a beverage: https://ko-fi.com/georgedillard