The following videos were recorded at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, California, where Gordon Lloyd spoke with a group of teachers about the creation of the Bill of Rights. Each lecture is under an hour, and focuses on a particular phase of the document’s origins or creation, or a specific aspect of its meaning. You can also subscribe to the audio for each of these sessions through iTunes by clicking here.
Session 1: The English and Colonial Origins of the Bill of Rights
Session 2: State Origins of the Bill of Rights
Session 3: The Constitution is a Bill of Rights
Session 4: Constitutional Ratification
Session 5: The First Congress and the Bill of Rights
Session 6: James Madison, Father of the Constitution and Bill of Rights