James Madison contributed more to the constitutional mind of America than any other individual. Through his contributions to the U.S. Constitution at the Federal Convention in 1787, Madison shaped a republican form of government meant to strengthen the Union and better protect the rights and liberties of citizens. This colloquium examines Madison’s constitutional vision and his lifelong defense of liberty and constitutional self-government.
What better way to learn about American history is there than by reading the primary sources, and discussing them with talented colleagues? What better place to learn about American history than in the places it was made? Participating teachers will read a set of primary source documents (150-200 pages), travel to a relevant historic site, and engage in conversation with up to 20 colleagues over the course of a weekend. In addition, participants will receive a stipend of $225 to defray the cost of travel to and from the program site.