A Declaration of Life and Liberty Video



“A Declaration of Life and Liberty”

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The Declaration of Independence asserts a right to “Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.“ But what did the Founders believe to be linked in the ideas of life and liberty? Distinguished speakers engage in a daylong symposium exploring the Declaration’s promise.

This symposium was part of the JMC’s 2016 Annual National Summit on Higher Education and was hosted in partnership with the National Constitution Center.

Symposium Schedule:

Roundtable: A Declaration for Life and Liberty

Randal Hendrickson, Jack Miller Center

Michael Zuckert, University of Notre Dame

Gordon Wood, Brown University

Eliga Gould, University of New Hampshire

Roundtable: The Constitution in the Classroom

Thomas Kelly, Jack Miller Center

Jeffrey Rosen, National Constitution Center

John Zumbrunnen, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Evan Oxman, Lake Forest College

Plenary Lecture: “In Pursuit of an Enlightened Liberty: The Significance of the Declaration of Independence” by Gordon Wood, Brown University