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John Jay’s Founding Constitutionalism and Defense of National Interest with Jonathan Den Hartog

What unique contributions did the various Founders make to liberty and constitutional self-governance? BRI’s new “American Founders” Scholar Talk Series seeks to answer this and other questions. In this episode, Jonathan Den Hartog, History Department Chair at Samford University, chats with BRI Fellow Tony Williams. Together, they discuss Founder John Jay, his advancements to self-government in America, his commitment to public service, crucial diplomatic negotiations, and strong anti-slavery views. What were some ways that Jay advanced liberty and self-governance through his strong constitutionalist and republican beliefs?

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