George Washington and James Madison discuss creation of the Constitution and intent of the founders.
American Ideas: Framing the Constitution
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Jack (guest): Here'
Laura (guest): Why didn'
Guest899 (guest): Twelve amendments to the Constitution were submitted to Congress in 1789,
Charles Swinford: Why frame the governments as a representative republic instead of a direct democracy?
chainedbear: What do you think will happen with slavery after you are long gone?
Guest914 (guest): I would ask if they had fears that the country wouldn'
Guest285 (guest): What was George Washington'
Jack (guest): Now that we have a standing military,
Randy Taylor: Our political economic and financial systems as well as mechanisms for transmission of the underlying values needed are a very long way from those of constitutional values.
Kathleen Yorke: hello all
Kathleen Yorke: What kept General Washington going thru all the hard times in battle?
Mike (guest): Did you ever imagine a time when the political leaders of the nation would campaign endlessly and put their own election above the good of the nation?
JackN (guest): Was there ever a time during the writing of the Constitution when the various parties involved refused to compromise for the good of the whole?
Guest715 (guest): I wonder how they handled partisan bickering.
Guest715 (guest): Did they ever seek out the advice of women on political matters?
Sadea Ramsay: This is awesome.
Guest880 (guest): Washington is the man.
JackN (guest): Excellent webcast.
Susan Burgess Hoffman: This is a living government,
Janet (guest): Very interesting discussion on slavery -
1776 (guest): This is fantastic.
1776 (guest): Madison looks great!
Guest715 (guest): These are important words for our time.
Tom (guest): Good conversation on the necessity of a Bill of Rights.
Janet (guest): and the fact that it cannot prevent the rise of a majority who could take all those rights away -
Guest760 (guest): An informed electorate relies upon truthful media that is not present today.
1776 (guest): Look at the newspapers from back in the day.
Guest760 (guest): Partisan is not the same as outright lies
Guest880 (guest): haha fox news
1776 (guest): Enough with Meet The Press.
Guest406 (guest): the ability for people to organize has been greatly amplified social networking and the internet
Guest715 (guest): I think this is a nice balance.
Guest406 (guest): the youth'
Guest406 (guest): I feel like the general stereotypical view of our government is that all politicians are liars
Guest760 (guest): Survival of DEMOCRACY?
Tom (guest): One cannot educate based on the "
Guest406 (guest): Capitalism has greatly affected the government'
Guest406 (guest): Tom that is true
Guest715 (guest): When history and social studies are pushed aside by state-
Tom (guest): Check the core curriculum.
Guest406 (guest): How do you feel about the distribution of blame within the government.
Guest406 (guest): What did the constitution do for government transparency?
Guest673 (guest): The constitution was not written to create government transparency,
Guest406 (guest): How did the president'
1776 (guest): This woman speaking is one of Colonial Williamsburg'
LYC (guest): Would Presidents Madison and Washington have supported a federal level education program?
Guest406 (guest): How do they feel about the public'
LYC (guest): Here,
cwconnect: These were great questions.
Slook (guest): This was very interesting.
Sadea Ramsay: Great job!
Guest553 (guest): I enjoyed the webcast but would like to know how it could be viewed on I-
cwconnect: Unfortunately our live webcasts are currently Flash only.
Guest553 (guest): Will the archived webcast be posted on the home page?