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Gordon Lloyd, Ph.D.

Gordon Lloyd, Ph.D.

Dr. Gordon Lloyd is the Author and Editor of a series of Online Exhibits on the American Founding hosted by the Ashbrook Center’s website, TeachingAmericanHistory.org. These Online Exhibits focus on the Constitutional Convention, the Federalist-Antifederalist Debate, the Ratification of the Constitution, and the Bill of Rights.

Drawing from over fifty years of scholarship and teaching, Professor Lloyd has compiled within these Online Exhibits a wide range of primary and secondary sources from the American Founding. In addition, he has created or overseen the development of resources designed to help introduce interested teachers, students, and citizens to the American Founding, and to support scholars in their research and teaching about these topics.

Lloyd is a Senior Fellow at the Ashbrook Center and Dockson Emeritus Professor of Public Policy at Pepperdine University. Professor Lloyd earned his bachelor’s degree in economics and political science at McGill University. He completed all coursework toward a doctorate in economics from the University of Chicago before receiving his master’s and Ph.D. degrees in government at Claremont Graduate School. The coauthor of three books on the American founding and sole author of a book on the political economy of the New Deal, he also has numerous articles, reviews, and opinion-editorials to his credit. His latest coauthored books are The Two Narratives of Political Economy (2010) and The New Deal and Modern American Conservatism: A Defining Rivalry (2013). In 2014, Lloyd published a new edition of Madison’s coverage of the Debates of the Constitutional Convention. He has received many teaching, scholarly, and leadership awards including admission to Phi Beta Kappa and the Howard White Award for Teaching Excellence at Pepperdine University. He currently serves on the National Advisory Council for the Walter and Leonore Annenberg Presidential Learning Center through the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation.

 

 

Contents

Introduction

Introductions, the documentary history of each amendment, and major themes about the adoption of the Bill of Rights.

From Political Liberty to Social Freedom

Using artwork, see how the idea of rights has changed throughout American history.

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Documentary Origins and Politics of the Bill of Rights

Interactive chart showing the origins of each of the rights in the Bill of Rights.

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