One-Day Seminar: Constitutional Convention hosted by Kentucky Valley Educational Cooperative (Held Online)
July 13 @ 9:45 am - 11:30 pm
This seminar offers an overview of the debates at the Constitutional Convention. Here we will examine the purposes of the American political order, the defects of the Articles of Confederation, and the debates over the reform of the Confederation government. In our study of these debates, we will attempt to understand the interests and principles that divided the members of the Convention and how they arrived at a compromise that defined the Constitution of 1787.
This program will be conducted as a Socratic discussion, utilizing primary source documents as the only readings (found here), and with the Discussion Leader facilitating the conversation, instead of lecturing or presenting. Registrants, therefore, are highly encouraged to read all the documents in advance and come ready with questions. All attendees will receive a Letter of Attendance at the end of the seminar.