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Founding Fathers



  • Review of “The Political Thought of America’s Founding Feminists”

    by Christine Talbot

    “Lisa Pace Vetter’s book, The Political Thought of America’s Founding Feminists, examines the political theories of seven women who were central figures in American political thought, despite their exclusion from the contemporary canon."



  • This Is Why the Impeachment Clause Exists

    by Adam Serwer

    The authors of the Constitution foresaw the possibility of a corrupt president who would abuse his official powers to stay in office.



  • A Stolen Letter Written by Alexander Hamilton in 1780 Resurfaces

    The three-paragraph letter — now valued between $25,000 and $35,000, according to the Virginia auction house — warned Lafayette, the French general who commanded troops in several Revolutionary War battles, of pending danger from the British.


  • George Mason: Lost Founder

    by William G. Hyland Jr.

    Why George Mason rightly deserves to be considered one of the fathers of our national government. 


  • James Madison Responds to Sean Wilentz

    by Alan Singer

    The Electoral College may not have been expressly designed only to protect African slavery, but based on Madison’s notes, it was the mode most preferred by pro-slavery forces.