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America’s Forgotten Constitutions: Defiant Visions of Power and Community
  • Date: Thursday, September 18, 2014
  • Time: 12:00 pm
  • Location: William G. McGowan Theater, Washington, DC

The U.S. Constitution opens by proclaiming the sovereignty of all citizens: “We the People.” Robert Tsai, author of America’s Forgotten Constitutions: Defiant Visions of Power and Community, will discuss the history of alternative constitutions and those who refused to accept the Constitution’s definition of who “the people” are and how their authority should be exercised.

A book signing will follow the program. Purchase this book on the day of the event from the myArchives Store and receive a 15% discount (members get 20% off).

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All public programs at the National Archives are free and streamed live online via the National Archives’ YouTube channel. Reservations are recommended; seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. The doors to the building will open 45 minutes prior to the start of the program. Use the Special Events entrance on the corner of Constitution Avenue and 7th Street, NW.