Hamilton’s Folly

CONSTITUTION THURSDAY

The Convention – Part 5

Two days after the Committee of the Whole accepts the 3/5th’s Compromise and adds another four resolutions to the Virginian’s Plan, it is now clear that the Virginian’s mean to abolish the Articles of Confederation and establish a new government based on the principles of Liberty and freedom. This presents a difficult moral challenge to them as a group, and represents the apex of their ideas presented at the Convention.

New Jersey steps up with an alternate plan, which, like the Virginia Plan promises to fix and improve the Articles of Confederation, but unlike the Virginia Plan, actually does. Now comes the moment that the two plans are laid before the Convention, debated and it is decided to pursue one and abandon the other. But which plan will go forward?

As the Convention prepares to call for the vote, one man, New Yorker, Alexander Hamilton, stands to have his say. He will speak for the entire day, and he will come to rue this day…

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NOTE: At one point Dave refers to Hamilton being on the $20 Bill. Obviously he meant the $10 Bill…

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Posted on June 18, 2015, in Constitution, Dave, Podcast, The Convention and tagged , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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