A new advocate for America's foundational principles

Following the long and arduous summer of 1787 several of the delegates to the constitutional convention emerged from the recesses of the Pennsylvania State House in Philadelphia and were met by numerous inquiring citizens. One lady asked Benjamin Franklin, “Well Doctor, what have we got, a republic or a monarchy?” Franklin famously replied, “A republic,” and then immediately qualified his answer with “if you can keep it.” 

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