Biographies

"American Founding Son: John Bingham and the Invention of the Fourteenth Amendment"

Gerard Magliocca

About the Program

Gerard Magliocca recounts the life of lawyer and Ohio Congressman John Bingham, responsible for drafting Section One of the 14th Amendment of the Constitution that guarantees equal treatment to all Americans.   The author reports that Bingham, an antislavery lawyer, played a critical role in policy toward Confederate states following the Civil War and worked to impeach President Andrew Johnson.   Gerard Magliocca speaks at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia.

About the Authors

Gerard Magliocca

Gerard Magliocca is a professor at Indiana University School of Law.  His books include Andrew Jackson and the Constitution: The Rise and Fall of Generational Regimes.


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"American Founding Son: John Bingham and the Invention of the Fourteenth Amendment"

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Past Airings

  • Friday, November 29th at 9:45am (ET)
  • Thursday, November 28th at 4:15pm (ET)
  • Sunday, November 10th at 10pm (ET)
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