History of the Constitutional Convention – Episode 19

Ned Ryun continues his series on the Constitutional Convention.

In this Episode:

  • The life of Roger Sherman, signer of America’s first four founding documents.
  • Sherman lives the typical American life beginning as a cobbler and ending as a national statesman.
  • Sherman’s political and legal career in Connecticut.
  • Sherman’s role in the Continental Congress and in drafting the Declaration of Independence.
  • Colleagues praise Sherman’s character.
  • Sherman’s role in the Great Compromise.
  • Sherman’s deep religious beliefs and strident opposition to paper money.