A unicameral congress? Fourteen presidents before George Washington? Eight capital cities before Washington, D.C.? The first version of the United States was....a confederacy? Yes—to all of the above! The Treaty of Paris period, from 1783 to the signing of the Constitution in 1787, was a period when a newly independent United States embarked on the difficult transition from fighting for independence to governing a nation by the guidelines of a constitution. Without learning this history, most of which took place in Annapolis, and learning why these events took place, it's difficult to understand why a constitution was needed once the Revolutionary War was over.
The talk is from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 22. The cost is $28.
JHU full-time faculty/staff members pay $5.60 with tuition remission.
For more information or to register, contact 410-516-8516.