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A Titanic Clash Over the Constitution – History Colorado Center
September 17, 2014
President Jefferson had two major reservations about early drafts of the Constitution: it allowed the president, if reelected, to serve for life, and it lacked a bill of rights. Jefferson insisted the Constitution include individual rights like liberty of the press and trial by jury in civil cases. Jack Van Ens’ portrays Thomas Jefferson, dressed in authentic eighteenth century costume, on Constitution Day.