HIST 116: The American Revolution
Lecture 22 - A Road to the Constitutional Convention. In this lecture, Professor Freeman discusses how the new nation moved towards creating a stronger, more centralized national government than the Articles of Confederation. Complications of commerce
between individual states - a factor that wasn't regulated by the Articles - led to a series of interstate gatherings, like the Mount Vernon Conference of March 1785. Some strong nationalists saw these meetings as an ideal opportunity to push towards revising
the Articles of Confederation. Professor Freeman ends with a discussion of James Madison's preparations for the Federal Convention, and the importance of his notes in understanding the process by which delegates drafted a new Constitution.
|Lecture 22 - A Road to the Constitutional Convention|
|[00:00:00]||1. Introduction: The Road to the Constitutional Convention|
|[00:06:07]||2. Complications of Interstate Commerce and the Mount Vernon Conference|
|[00:13:11]||3. Nationalist Hopes to the Revise the Articles of Confederation|
|[00:23:29]||4. Madison's Historical Analyses of Republics and the Results of the Annapolis Convention|
|[00:37:27]||5. Madison's Notes on the Constitutional Convention|
|Lecture 22 - A Road to the Constitutional Convention
Instructor: Professor Joanne Freeman. Transcript [html]. Audio [mp3]. Download Video [mov].
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