During his own lifetime James Madison was dubbed “Father of the Constitution,” a title he humbly dismissed. Madison, though, would have a larger hand than any other individual of the founding era in shaping the American political system of government. Kyle M. Stetz, Manager of Student and Family Programs at James Madison’s Montpelier will explore the work Madison completed, before, during, and after the Constitutional Convention of 1787. What exactly did Madison do? What prepared him for such significant work in government-building?
Kyle Stetz began his career as an Interpretive Park Ranger at Gettysburg National Military Park, and also worked as a Historical Interpreter at Historic Halifax State Historic Site in Halifax (NC) known for “Halifax Resolves,” the first official action by an entire colony recommending independence from England. Currently he manages student and family programs at the home of James Madison, Montpelier.
This is the Annual Judge William O.E. Sterling Constitution Day Lecture organized by the Center for the Study of Democracy in cooperation with SMCM’s Political Science Department.