Freedom 101.3, Ep. 16: The Progressive Era and Constitutional Change

In the last phase of what is traditionally known as the Progressive Era (roughly 1890-1920), in the years between 1913 and 1920, four amendments to the Constitution were passed—the 16th, 17th, 18th and 19th.  On the s...

Freedom 101.3, Ep. 15: The Search for Equality in the Ivory Tower

In the early twentieth century, the country's best universities began to limit their Jewish populations.  Professor Porwancher connects that history of discrimination to today's system of higher education, revealing a...

Gordon S. Wood – What Made the Founders Different

The founding fathers have a special significance in American culture different from most other countries. The ideals, aspirations and leadership that our founding fathers created still hold strong in America. Hear why...

Akhil Reed Amar – Our Jacksonian Constitution

In this talk we hear why our constitution may be more Jacksonian than we have been taught. Amar discusses why our constitution could be considered more democratic, perhaps more supportive towards slavery than intended...

Rosemarie Zagarri – Founding Mothers: How Women Shaped The Founding

In the revolutionary era, politics were not exclusively the province of men. Hear how women made an impact in America’s founding without having an official stake in government and politics. This is the fourth lecture ...