Progressives and the Founding

How Did Our Founding Fathers Affect Progressive Thinking?

John Halpin explains the progressive values in the Constitution and how Thomas Jefferson and Alexander Hamilton influenced progressive thought.

What is the relationship between progressivism and America’s founding? How did Thomas Jefferson influence progressive thought? How did Alexander Hamilton influence progressive thought?

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John Halpin

Former Senior Fellow; Co-Director, Politics and Elections