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Video: Gouverneur Morris, Draftsman of the Constitution, on History Talks

2/2/2016 • Videos

(Img: Pierre Eugène Du Simitière/Library of Congress) Often out-shined by Thomas Jefferson’s work on the Declaration of Independence, Morris drafted the U.S. Constitution, with his most famous section, the preamble, being cited later by Abraham Lincoln. Later in his life, Morris witnessed the French Revolution and wrote a detailed memoir of his experiences.

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