The Constitutional Convention as a Four Act Drama Featuring Professor Gordon Lloyd



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9:30a.m. - 2:30p.m.

Join Professor Gordon Lloyd as he presents “The Constitutional Convention as a Four Act Drama” as only he can.  Dr. Gordon Lloyd is the scholar architect behind the TeachingAmericanHistory.org website, the premier resource for studying the Constitutional Convention.  Through extensive study of Madison’s notes and artifacts from the Founding Era, Professor Lloyd has unparalleled understanding of the Framers and the events that took place leading up to the signing and ratification of the Constitution.  Professor Lloyd will help audiences navigate through the vast and complex Founding Era and provide an intimate look inside the Constitutional Convention.  This lecture series will take the audience back in time and offer the audience a glimpse of how our Framers drafted the document that founded our country. This free event is open to teachers, students and the general public.  Participants will receive complementary admission to the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum,  Air Force One, and a special exhibition: A. Lincoln: Railsplitter to Rushmore. Participants are welcome to purchase lunches at the Reagan’s Country Café or The Ronald Reagan Pub.

Lecture Schedule:

Act I: The Alternative Plans
Act II: The Connecticut Compromise
Intermission: Committee of Detail at Work
Lunch
Act III: The Committee of Detail Report
Act IV: The End in Sight

Professor Gordon Lloyd presents the Constitutional Convention as a Four Act Drama with intimate knowledge of every individual Framer and a powerful grasp of events that took place during the Constitutional Convention.  Professor Gordon Lloyd earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in economics and political science at McGill University. He completed all the course work toward a doctorate in economics at the University of Chicago before receiving his Master of Arts and PhD degrees in government at Claremont Graduate School. The coauthor of three books on the American founding and sole author of a book on the political economy of the New Deal, he also has numerous articles, reviews, and opinion-editorials to his credit. His latest coauthored book, The Two Narratives of Political Economy, was published in 2010. He is the creator, with the help of the Ashbrook Center, of three highly regarded websites on the origin of the Constitution. He has received many teaching, scholarly, and leadership awards including admission to Phi Beta Kappa and the Howard White Award for Teaching Excellence at Pepperdine University.

This event will be filmed for future broadcasts.

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