Janet Uhlar | Constitution

Constitution

 

James McHenry, a Maryland delegate to the Constitutional Convention, in recording the events of the Convention’s last day wrote, “A lady asked Dr. [Benjamin] Franklin Well Doctor what have we got a republic or a monarchy – A republic replied the Doctor if you can keep it.” George Washington later stated, “The preservation of the sacred fire of liberty … is finally staked on the experiment entrusted to the …

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