As he departed the Constitutional Convention, Benjamin Franklin was asked if the framers had created a monarchy or a republic. “A republic,” he famously replied, “if you can keep it.”
The Founders’ Almanac is an easy-to-use guide to the origins of American democracy and the intent of the framers—focusing on information that is especially valuable today.
The almanac features:
- A detailed informational calendar describing notable events of the time.
- Thorough biographical essays that introduce the leading Founders of our nation and discuss the major themes of their statesmanship.
- An extensive compilation of quotations that reflect the wit and wisdom of the Founding generation.
- Historical documents and interpretive essays reacquaint the reader with immortal words and their contemporary meaning.
This compilation of notable events, great leaders, and most eloquent works of the American founding are an essential read in understanding the first principles of liberty, the intentions of American constitutionalism, and the sturdy virtues required for self-government.