“A Declaration of Life and Liberty”
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.
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