The First Congress
The first Congress used the Constitution of the United States to try and piece together how to actually make the government they envisioned work. It took the minds of James Madison, Alexander Hamilton, Thomas Jefferson and more to make the ideals of the Constitution a reality. Today we discuss the what the first Congress did accomplish, how it did so, and its impact is on American politics today.
- Fergus Bordewich, Author, The First Congress: How James Madison, George Washington and a Group of Extraordinary Men Invented the Government
This show originally aired on March 15, 2016 at 10 a.m.