Excerpts from: Americanism Redux: January 25, on the journey to the American Founding, 250 years ago today, in 1774
Violence has broken out in Boston, the result of the tea protests. Will it spread? Will it worsen? No one knows. The newly organized Committee of Correspondence in New York may have an answer. And so young James Madison reflects on his reaction to the various tea protests.
In so doing, he happens upon a remarkable insight as to the nature of protests in a free society.
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Reference: The Remnant Trust Collection
RT Item: #1054-1055. “Debates and Proceedings of the Convention of Virginia”, 1789, serve as a forum for a more mature and older James Madison, twenty-five years after his insights from early 1774. He helps lead the state of Virginia within the newly-designed constitutional American government to achieve part of his ideas expressed in the aftermath of the tea protests that ultimately led to the War of the American Revolution.