The Power of Independent Thinking

The American Revolution and the Legacy of Liberty
Posted: Fri. January 23, 2015

Part 1: Introduction and Hans Eicholz

Part 2: Joyce Appleby

Part 3: Questions and Answers

With the words, “Give me liberty, or give me death,” Patrick Henry sounded the keynote of the American Revolution. After the Revolution, Henry and his supporters blocked the Constitution’s ratification until it bore the amendments known as the Bill of Rights. Mindful of these principles, the first generation of Americans reinvented themselves and their society. But how exactly did their values transform politics, economics, and culture in the new republic? Celebrated historians Joyce Appleby and Hans Eicholz discussed the passions and lives of these bold people and the legacy they bequeathed to future generations.

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