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Written Out of History - The Forgotten Founders Who Fought Big Government-logo

Written Out of History - The Forgotten Founders Who Fought Big Government

Mike Lee

Some of America's most important founders have been erased from our history books. In the fight to restore the true meaning of the Constitution, their stories must be told. In the earliest days of our nation, a handful of unsung heroes-including women, slaves, and an Iroquois chief-made crucial contributions to our republic. They pioneered the ideas that led to the Bill of Rights, the separation of powers, and the abolition of slavery. Yet, their faces haven't been printed on our currency or carved into any cliffs. Instead, they were marginalized, silenced, or forgotten-sometimes by an accident of history, sometimes by design. In the thick of the debates over the Constitution, some founders warned about the dangers of giving too much power to the central government. Though they did not win every battle, these anti-Federalists and their allies managed to insert a system of checks and balances to protect the people from an intrusive federal government. Other forgotten figures were not politicians themselves, but by their thoughts and actions influenced America's story. Yet successive generations have forgotten their message, leading to the creation of a vast federal bureaucracy that our founders would not recognize and did not want. Senator Mike Lee, one of the most consistent and impassioned opponents of an abusive federal government, tells the story of liberty's forgotten heroes. In these pages, you'll learn the true stories of founders such as... • Aaron Burr who is depicted in the popular musical Hamilton and in history books as a villain, but in reality was a far more complicated figure who fought the abuse of executive power. • Mercy Otis Warren, one of the most prominent female writers in the Revolution and a protégé of John Adams, who engaged in vigorous debates against the encroachment of federal power and ultimately broke with Adams over her fears of the Constitution. • Canasatego, an Iroquois chief whose words taught Benjamin Franklin the basic principles behind the separation of powers. The p

Some of America's most important founders have been erased from our history books. In the fight to restore the true meaning of the Constitution, their stories must be told. In the earliest days of our nation, a handful of unsung heroes-including women, slaves, and an Iroquois chief-made crucial contributions to our republic. They pioneered the ideas that led to the Bill of Rights, the separation of powers, and the abolition of slavery. Yet, their faces haven't been printed on our currency or carved into any cliffs. Instead, they were marginalized, silenced, or forgotten-sometimes by an accident of history, sometimes by design. In the thick of the debates over the Constitution, some founders warned about the dangers of giving too much power to the central government. Though they did not win every battle, these anti-Federalists and their allies managed to insert a system of checks and balances to protect the people from an intrusive federal government. Other forgotten figures were not politicians themselves, but by their thoughts and actions influenced America's story. Yet successive generations have forgotten their message, leading to the creation of a vast federal bureaucracy that our founders would not recognize and did not want. Senator Mike Lee, one of the most consistent and impassioned opponents of an abusive federal government, tells the story of liberty's forgotten heroes. In these pages, you'll learn the true stories of founders such as... • Aaron Burr who is depicted in the popular musical Hamilton and in history books as a villain, but in reality was a far more complicated figure who fought the abuse of executive power. • Mercy Otis Warren, one of the most prominent female writers in the Revolution and a protégé of John Adams, who engaged in vigorous debates against the encroachment of federal power and ultimately broke with Adams over her fears of the Constitution. • Canasatego, an Iroquois chief whose words taught Benjamin Franklin the basic principles behind the separation of powers. The p
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Some of America's most important founders have been erased from our history books. In the fight to restore the true meaning of the Constitution, their stories must be told. In the earliest days of our nation, a handful of unsung heroes-including women, slaves, and an Iroquois chief-made crucial contributions to our republic. They pioneered the ideas that led to the Bill of Rights, the separation of powers, and the abolition of slavery. Yet, their faces haven't been printed on our currency or carved into any cliffs. Instead, they were marginalized, silenced, or forgotten-sometimes by an accident of history, sometimes by design. In the thick of the debates over the Constitution, some founders warned about the dangers of giving too much power to the central government. Though they did not win every battle, these anti-Federalists and their allies managed to insert a system of checks and balances to protect the people from an intrusive federal government. Other forgotten figures were not politicians themselves, but by their thoughts and actions influenced America's story. Yet successive generations have forgotten their message, leading to the creation of a vast federal bureaucracy that our founders would not recognize and did not want. Senator Mike Lee, one of the most consistent and impassioned opponents of an abusive federal government, tells the story of liberty's forgotten heroes. In these pages, you'll learn the true stories of founders such as... • Aaron Burr who is depicted in the popular musical Hamilton and in history books as a villain, but in reality was a far more complicated figure who fought the abuse of executive power. • Mercy Otis Warren, one of the most prominent female writers in the Revolution and a protégé of John Adams, who engaged in vigorous debates against the encroachment of federal power and ultimately broke with Adams over her fears of the Constitution. • Canasatego, an Iroquois chief whose words taught Benjamin Franklin the basic principles behind the separation of powers. The p

Language:

English

Narrators:

Kimberly Farr

Length:

8h 4m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:17


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

05:59


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

06:06


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

07:12


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

05:36


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

04:02


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

06:43


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

03:19


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

06:58


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

07:45


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

05:49


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

06:56


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

04:01


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

04:52


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

03:52


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

05:45


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

07:01


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

08:27


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

08:05


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

07:56


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

08:04


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

05:57


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

05:37


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

05:00


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

05:18


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

04:26


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

05:07


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

05:23


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

06:40


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

07:44


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

04:28


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

08:35


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

03:19


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

06:45


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

05:54


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

03:40


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

04:45


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

05:13


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

04:58


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

03:17


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

05:32


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

06:39


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

03:41


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

04:54


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

05:01


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

03:10


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

03:14


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

03:54


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

03:44


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

05:21


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

07:32


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

07:46


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

07:52


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

08:21


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

08:32


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

06:11


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

04:01


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

03:44


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

07:44


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

06:59


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

05:23


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

08:18


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

05:30


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

03:21


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

06:21


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

08:24


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

06:49


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

07:31


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

05:36


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

04:56


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

04:49


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

05:38


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

04:55


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

06:20


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

06:43


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

04:55


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

05:15


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

07:52


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

07:52


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

07:46


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

07:03


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

08:17


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

03:24


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

00:34