Following the ratification of the U.S. Constitution, ordinary Americans and statesmen alike continued to wrestle with weighty questions over the nature of government. Preeminent legal scholar Akhil Reed Amar of Yale Law School and host of the Amarica’s Constitution podcast joins National Constitution Center President and CEO Jeffrey Rosen for a discussion about the biggest constitutional questions early Americans wrote and spoke about, as described in his groundbreaking new book, The Words That Made Us: America’s Constitutional Conversation, 1760-1840.
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