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Product Description – In this Project ’76 Webisode, you’ll learn the chain of events that led James Madison & Thomas Jefferson to the conclusion that the Constitution was in peril and the Revolution undone by Congress’s actions over Aliens and sedition, requested by President John Adams. We also pay a visit to a good old fashioned townhall meeting held in Fredericksburg, VA, in May of 1798. The birthplace of the movement to “Nullify” and “Interpose” against the Federal Government of Adams and anyone who perverted the new Constitution!
Madison wrote to Jefferson about the newly proposed Alien & Sedition Acts.
“May 20, 1798, Dear Sir,
The Alien bill proposed in the Senate is a monster that must forever disgrace its parents. I should not have supposed it possible that such an one could have been engendered in either House, & still persuade myself, that it cannot possibly be fathered by both. It is truly to be deplored that a standing army should be let in upon us by the absence of a few sound votes. It may however all be for the best. These addresses to the feelings of the people from their enemies may have more effect in opening their eyes, than all the arguments addressed to their understandings by their friends. – James Madison
For the year that was 1798 this is Madison’ LAST correspondence. The next thing that appears in his written works is the Kentucky Resolutions which are offered alongside Jefferson’s “Virginia Resolutions”. These Resolutions comprise what we call today “The Virginia & Kentucky Resolutions on nullification and interposition.” You can HEAR them being debated in my Docudromedy “What Lincoln Killed-EPISODE I”– Mike Church
=============About Project ’76=================
Mandeville, LA – Popular radio talk show host & acclaimed writer/producer/director Mike Church (Road to Independence-The Movie) announced the launch of his latest initiative in American history based entertainment: Project ‘76™.
Project ‘76™ will employ the talents of Church as writer & director as well as the voice talents of Jean Hetherington and Steve Cook (Spirit of ’76, What Lincoln Killed) two of the voice industry’s best talents. “The concept of Project ‘76™ is very simple” Church said “we will take our already extensive collection of letters, speeches, debates and public acts from the Project ‘76™ timeline of 1765-1865 and dramatize them for audio delivery via mp3 digital downloads. Think of it as iTunes™ for American History buffs.”