The concept of democracy is constantly evolving. The framers of the U.S. Constitution had surprisingly diverse visions for American democracy, and found inspiration in multiple sources. including classical scholars from ancient Greece and the Roman Republic and the theoretical work of Enlightenment philosophers such as John Locke and Charles Montesquieu.
Join the Wisconsin Academy via Zoom for a Roots of Democracy Series discussion with two historians who will explore the influence of these sources, as well as the compromises and unexpected solutions that ultimately shaped the American Constitution. This online discussion and Q&A is open to the public with advance online registration (Zoom information is provided upon registration).
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