America's Forgotten Founders

When Sep 12, 2008 12:30 PM to
Sep 13, 2008 12:30 PM
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Conference Topic

  • A survey of top historians, political scientists, and legal scholars assessing the most important members of America's founding generation who have largely been forgotten by educational establishments and the general public. Survey conducted with Mark David Hall and sponsored by the University of Louisville's McConnell Center.


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Guest Speakers

  • Keynote Address: Daniel Dreisbach, PhD (American University) on "Founders Famous and Forgotten"
  • Gary Gregg, PhD (University of Louisville) and Mark David Hall, PhD (George Fox University) on "America's Forgotten Founders – Survey Results"
  • Mark David Hall, PhD (George Fox University) on "Roger Sherman and the Creation of the American Republic"
  • Edith Gelles, PhD (Stanford University) on "Dearest Friends: Abigail and John Adams"
  • Jeffry H. Morrison (Regent University) on "John Witherspoon: Parson, Politician, College President"
  • Panel discussion on "Forgotten Founders: Closing Reflections" moderated by Thomas Mackey, PhD (University of Louisville); panelists: Daniel Dreisbach, Edith Gelles, Mark David Hall, Bill Kauffman, Jeffry H. Morrison

About Us

The McConnell Center conducts a series of programs and conferences designed to improve Kentucky's understanding of its own history; assist Kentucky citizens in developing a better understanding of the U.S. Constitution and American history; and encourage open and free discussion of perennial concerns that inform contemporary events.

This event is funded in part by a U.S. Department of Education Teaching American History grant co-sponsored with the Ohio Valley Educational Cooperative, a consortium of 14 school districts serving over 50,000 students in north central Kentucky.