The Constitution of 1818: Debate and Dissent in the Land of Steady Habits

  • Organization Name:
    Connecticut Historical Society

  • Organization City:
    Hartford

  • Amount Awarded:
    $3000

  • Fiscal Year:
    FY18

  • Grant Summary:

    This three-part lecture series will explore the creation of the constitution of 1818 from different legal and historical perspectives. Speakers will discuss such topics as the transition from the 1662 Charter to the 1818 Constitution, the debates surrounding the Constitution of 1818 and their relevance to modern Connecticut politics, and the rise of religious toleration in the state.


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