Why Did We Need the Constitution - a virtual lecture by Professor Hamish LutrisSunday September 13, 2020
6:30 PM until 8:00 PM
Via Zoom link: By 1787, the US government, which had been conceived in a spirit of extreme economic and social liberty, was failing. States were arguing with each other, money was scarce, and banks seemed to be favoring wealthy east-coast economic elites, while oppressing those struggling to expand the country’s borders on the western frontier. With Sahays’ Rebellion in the winter of 1786-87, the fragility of the government finally gave way to a general cry for some solution to the problem. This presentation details the background of the Constitution, as well as discussing the document itself, which has served the country for over 200 years, despite being written quickly and in secret.
Registration is required for this program online at www.derbypubliclibrary.org and will be conducted through Zoom. To download Zoom, visit your app store or download from Zoom.us to register for a free account.
Note: Prior to the event, you will receive a reminder email with the Zoom meeting details and link.
Hamish Lutris is an Associate Professor of History, Political Science, and Geography at Capital Community College in Hartford, Connecticut. He has worked in some of America’s premier natural and historical sites, leading hiking and historical programs. He has also lectured extensively in the United States, Europe, and Canada, presenting programs on wide-ranging historical topics, including Native American history, the Civil War, Scientific History, Social and Cultural history, World War I, World War II, and the American West.
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