In this episode, we talk about some of the darkest elements of our otherwise revered Founding Fathers.
You’ve likely heard the legends about these men because they were unprecedented in our nation’s history, indeed they founded the nation. They were essential in drafting the U.S. Constitution, declaring our independence, and sculpting a nation out of turmoil.
But these men were men, they were human and they existed in a time where both slavery and pistol dueling for bragging rights were acceptable behaviors.
So naturally, there’s a crass and uncomfortable dimension to each of them. Let’s explore those.