Slavery and the Constitution: From Colonial Slave Codes to the 15th Amendment

The South Yard, James Madison's Montpelier
James Madison's Montpelier
11407 Constitution Hwy.
Montpelier Station, VA 22957
Region Central Virginia
Locality Orange
Friday, November 14, 2014 - Sunday, November 16, 2014
Phone: (540) 672-2728

Explore one of the most paradoxical periods in American history through the lens of the U.S. Constitution with J. Holt Merchant, Ph.D., of Washington & Lee University. Participants will examine slave clauses in the Constitution, the federal government's involvement (or lack thereof) with the controversial institution, and how the Constitution at first hindered and then finally enabled a speedy resolution to the problem of slavery. Special emphasis will be given to Lincoln's efforts to limit slavery in a manner that was constitutionally permissible, as well as adoption of the 13th, 14th, and 15th Amendments.

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Admission Fee: $699

Last Updated: 7/10/2014 3:13 PM
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