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Ron Chernow presents the full sweep of Alexander Hamilton’s dramatic life and achievements and makes the case that Alexander Hamilton was the most influential American who never attained the presidency.
Roger Kennedy, former director of the National Park Service, discusses the “fatal twins,” Aaron Burr and Alexander Hamilton.
During this session, Professor Cornell will look at the three distinct phases of the Constitution as an overview. The first is the Constitution in the 18th century as imagined by the Founding Fathers. The Constitution went through another incarnation after the Civil War. Professor Cornell will then look at the Constitution in the decades after the New Deal to the present.