James Madison and the Constitutional Convention

November 9, 2016, 4pm - 5pm
Hennage Auditorium
326 W. Francis St.
Williamsburg, VA 23185
United States

James Madison was the creator of the Bill of Rights and would later become the fourth president, but at the Constitutional Convention, he didn't always get what he wanted. Madison learned to compromise, demonstrate moderation, and put the greater good of America before his own views. Author Tony Williams discusses how this 18th-century leader was able to negotiate the adoption of the U.S. Constitution at a time at least as contentious as the 2016 political scene. A book signing will follow the lecture. (1 hour)