Behind the Revolt: The Origins of American Independence

Monday, March 9, 2015 at 12 p.m.

FREE, but reservations are recommended. Call 215-409-6700 or order online.

Generations have been taught that the American Revolution was a revolt against the king, but was it? Political theorist Eric Nelson gives his revisionist take on the central force behind the Revolution and how it speaks to America’s present-day controversies around executive power. Ambassador Joseph Torsella, founding president and former CEO of the National Constitution Center, moderates.

Watch live at noon on March 9, 2015


A book sale and signing of The Royalist Revolution: Monarchy and the American Founding will follow the program.


Event & Parking Information

Please note that this program is subject to change; call the National Constitution Center or check our website for updated information. National Constitution Center programs begin promptly and latecomers may not be admitted.

Parking will be available for $9 at the National Constitution Center parking garage located at the rear of the building on Race Street between 5th and 6th streets on a first come first serve basis. Pick up your discounted parking voucher at registration.




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