On September 17, 1789, thirty-nine delegates to the Constitutional Convention signed the United States Constitution and submitted it to the states for ratification.
In this episode of Ben Franklin’s World features three historians from the Senate Historical Office — Betty Koed, Katherine Scott, and Daniel Holt — to investigate the creation and formation of the United States Senate. to investigate Article 1 of the Constitution and its creation of the United States Senate.
During this episode investigation, these Senate historians reveal the structure of the legislative branch created by the United States Constitution; details about the early U.S. Senate, including its powers, organization, and process for doing business; And how divisive party politics influenced the work of early U.S. Senates and eventually led to the creation of the modern-day filibuster.
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Ben Franklin’s World is an award-winning podcast. It’s for people who love history and for those who want to know more about the historical people and events that have impacted and shaped our world. Each episode features an interview with a historian who shares their unique insights into our early American past. It is a production of the Omohundro Institute.
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