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Professor Gordon Lloyd presents: The Ratification of the Constitution



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10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

The Walter and Leonore Annenberg Presidential Learning Center, in partnership with the Ashbrook Center at Ashland University, invites you to join Professor Gordon Lloyd on April 11th as he presents “The Ratification of the Constitution” in four parts. Professor 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 at the ratification of the Constitution. This lecture series will take the audience back in time to 1787 and offer the audience a glimpse at the debates surrounding ratification through two lenses: “out-of-doors” in newspapers and pamphlets throughout America’s thirteen states and “in-doors” in the state ratifying conventions. Participants will receive complementary admission to the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum,  Air Force One, and a special exhibition: Baseball: Celebrating Our Great American Pastime. This free event is open to teachers, students and the general public.

Lecture Schedule:

Session 1 The Six Stages of Ratification: Yes? No? Maybe?
Session 2: The In-Doors Debate: Principle and Compromise
Lunch- Optional Lunch Box (vegetarian option available)
Session 3: The "Out-of-Doors Debate I": Constitutionalism and Human Nature
Session 4: The "Out-of-Doors Debate II": Constitutionalism and Institutions

Register here for this free event.

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