Who is Akhil r Amar?
Who is Akhil r Amar?
Akhil Reed Amar is Sterling Professor of Law and Political Science at Yale University, where he teaches constitutional law in both Yale College and Yale Law School. He has recently launched a weekly podcast, Amarica’s Constitution.
How does constitutional law professor Akhil Reed Amar divide history?
AMAR: My view of the Founding is the following: it makes everything possible. It’s actually the most democratic deed in the history of planet earth. I divide history between the millennia that happened before 1787, and then the 200 years since. It’s like the Big Bang.
What is a Sterling Professor at Yale?
Sterling Professor, the highest academic rank at Yale University, is awarded to a tenured faculty member considered the best in his or her field. It is akin to the rank of university professor at other universities.
What country does Peter Sagal visit as this segment begins?
In this last episode of the series, Sagal travels to Iceland, where after the country’s economic collapse, leaders decided to create a new constitution, looking to the U.S. Constitution for inspiration. This prompts Sagal to consider why our own founding document has lasted more than 225 years.
Which founding father is considered the central architect of the constitution?
James Madison is known as the Father of the Constitution because of his pivotal role in the document’s drafting as well as its ratification. Madison also drafted the first 10 amendments — the Bill of Rights.
Who wrote the US Constitution book?
At the Constitutional Convention on September 17th, 1787, James Madison, known as the Founding Father formatted and wrote what we know as the US Constitution. All fifty-six delegates signed it, giving their unyielding approval.
How many Sterling professors are at Yale?
A Sterling Professorship is the highest academic rank at Yale University, awarded to a tenured faculty member considered one of the best in his or her field. Traditionally, there are only 27 at any one time, though there are currently 40.
What vehicle does Peter Sagal buy at the start of the documentary to travel around America in?
Sagal’s vehicle of choice, a motorcycle, morph into a symbol of freedom, when anyone who has ever been awakened by one late at night wishes the Bill of Rights had something in it about freedom from noise pollution?
What is the white space after the Constitution?
“The most important part of the Constitution is that vast white space after the last amendment. It’s about what your generation could add to the document.”
Who are the real founding fathers?
America’s Founding Fathers — including George Washington, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, Alexander Hamilton, James Monroe and Benjamin Franklin — together with several other key players of their time, structured the democratic government of the United States and left a legacy that has shaped the world.