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Dave Benner produces content on topics related to the American founding period. He is the author of Compact of the Republic: The League of States and the Constitution, which defends the Constitution as an agreement between states and refutes contemporary legal thought.

Latest Episodes

2.22: The State Constitutions

When the American states seceded from a monarchical empire, they reformed their political systems to embrace constitutional republicanism. Like the podcast? Check out my youtube channel: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=dbenner83 Most of the content in this section is elaborated upon in greater length and with additional context in Compact of the Republic: The League of States and the Constitution: https://amzn.to/2Qi1Fzw Other recommended reading(s): -Murray Rothbard, Conceived in Liberty: https://amzn.to/2N35LJT -Gordon Wood, The American Revolution: https://amzn.to/2DaNaMa -Bernard Bailyn, The Ideological Origins of the American Revolution: https://amzn.to/2xJ7D5A Youtube: www.youtube.com/dbenner83 Website: www.davebenner.com

53 MINAPR 14
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2.22: The State Constitutions

2.21: Crossing the Delaware

Washington gave the new American states the best conceivable Christmas present when he crossed the Delaware River and surprised the Hessians. Like the podcast? Check out my youtube channel: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=dbenner83 Most of the content in this section is elaborated upon in greater length and with additional context in Compact of the Republic: The League of States and the Constitution: https://amzn.to/2Qi1Fzw Other recommended reading(s): -David McCullough, 1776: https://amzn.to/2Qbp0Ti -Murray Rothbard, Conceived in Liberty: https://amzn.to/2N35LJT -Don Higginbotham, George Washington and the American Military Tradition: https://amzn.to/2xJm61E Youtube: www.youtube.com/dbenner83 Website: www.davebenner.com

31 MINMAR 31
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2.21: Crossing the Delaware

2.20: Disaster in New York

Right after independence was declared, Washington suffered a catastrophe that very nearly led to the capture of the entire Continental Army. Like the podcast? Check out my youtube channel: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=dbenner83 Most of the content in this section is elaborated upon in greater length and with additional context in Compact of the Republic: The League of States and the Constitution: https://amzn.to/2Qi1Fzw Other recommended reading(s): -Gordon Wood, The Radicalism of the American Revolution: https://amzn.to/2xJ78bI -David McCullough, 1776: https://amzn.to/2Qbp0Ti -Murray Rothbard, Conceived in Liberty: https://amzn.to/2N35LJT Youtube: www.youtube.com/dbenner83 Website: www.davebenner.com

23 MINMAR 17
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2.20: Disaster in New York

2.19: Independence

After more than a year of military strife in New England, the Continental Congress finally severed all ties with the British Empire – after a few states did so first. Like the podcast? Check out my youtube channel: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=dbenner83 Most of the content in this section is elaborated upon in greater length and with additional context in Compact of the Republic: The League of States and the Constitution: https://amzn.to/2Qi1Fzw Other recommended reading(s): -The Virginia Declaration of Rights -Virginia Constitution of 1776 -The Declaration of Independence -Kevin Gutzman, Virginia's American Revolution: From Dominion to Republic, 1776-1840: https://amzn.to/2NLteo6 -Mercy Otis Warren, The Rise, Progress, and Termination of the American Revolution: https://amzn.to/2DDKirt -Murray Rothbard, Conceived in Liberty: https://amzn.to/2N35LJT Youtube: www.youtube.com/dbenner83 Website: www.davebenner.com

27 MINMAR 3
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2.19: Independence

2.17: Common Sense

The American cause for independence needed a spokesman, and found it in Thomas Paine – an Englishman. Like the podcast? Check out my youtube channel: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=dbenner83 Most of the content in this section is elaborated upon in greater length and with additional context in Compact of the Republic: The League of States and the Constitution: https://amzn.to/2Qi1Fzw Other recommended reading(s): -Thomas Paine, Common Sense: https://amzn.to/2On5iqu -Murray Rothbard, Conceived in Liberty: https://amzn.to/2N35LJT Youtube: www.youtube.com/dbenner83 Website: www.davebenner.com

23 MINFEB 17
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2.17: Common Sense

2.16: The Second Continental Congress

While some viewed Massachusetts’ plight as an isolated incident, others believed it deserved a concerted colonial response. The Second Continental Congress was tasked with sorting these matters out. Like the podcast? Check out my youtube channel: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=dbenner83 Most of the content in this section is elaborated upon in greater length and with additional context in Compact of the Republic: The League of States and the Constitution: https://amzn.to/2Qi1Fzw Other recommended reading(s): -Mercy Otis Warren, The Rise, Progress, and Termination of the American Revolution: https://amzn.to/2DDKirt -Murray Rothbard, Conceived in Liberty: https://amzn.to/2N35LJT Youtube: www.youtube.com/dbenner83 Website: www.davebenner.com

33 MINFEB 10
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2.16: The Second Continental Congress

2.15: Liberty or Death

Virginia’s aristocracy was split on whether to resist the British militarily, while Patrick Henry was sure that life without liberty was not worth living. Like the podcast? Check out my youtube channel: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=dbenner83 Most of the content in this section is elaborated upon in greater length and with additional context in Compact of the Republic: The League of States and the Constitution: https://amzn.to/2Qi1Fzw Other recommended reading(s): -Patrick Henry, Give Me Liberty, or Give Me Death! (speech) -Kevin Gutzman, Virginia's American Revolution: From Dominion to Republic, 1776-1840: https://amzn.to/2NLteo6 -Murray Rothbard, Conceived in Liberty: https://amzn.to/2N35LJT Youtube: www.youtube.com/dbenner83 Website: www.davebenner.com

36 MINFEB 3
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2.15: Liberty or Death

2.14: Lexington and Concord

When Thomas Gage attempted to seize gunpowder reserves, Lexington and Concord mobilized their militia forces to oppose him, and the die was cast. Like the podcast? Check out my youtube channel: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=dbenner83 Most of the content in this section is elaborated upon in greater length and with additional context in Compact of the Republic: The League of States and the Constitution: https://amzn.to/2Qi1Fzw Other recommended reading(s): -Gordon Wood, The Radicalism of the American Revolution: https://amzn.to/2xJ78bI -Mercy Otis Warren, The Rise, Progress, and Termination of the American Revolution: https://amzn.to/2DDKirt -Murray Rothbard, Conceived in Liberty: https://amzn.to/2N35LJT Youtube: www.youtube.com/dbenner83 Website: www.davebenner.com

22 MINJAN 27
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2.14: Lexington and Concord

2.13: The First Continental Congress

After the Intolerable Acts, the American colonies decided to send delegates to a Congress to determine a colonial response. Like the podcast? Check out my youtube channel: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=dbenner83 Most of the content in this section is elaborated upon in greater length and with additional context in Compact of the Republic: The League of States and the Constitution: https://amzn.to/2Qi1Fzw Other recommended reading(s): -The Fairfax Resolves (Virginia) -The Suffolk Resolves (Massachusetts) -Joseph Warren, The Solemn League and Covenant -Mercy Otis Warren, The Rise, Progress, and Termination of the American Revolution: https://amzn.to/2DDKirt -Murray Rothbard, Conceived in Liberty: https://amzn.to/2N35LJT Youtube: www.youtube.com/dbenner83 Website: www.davebenner.com

33 MINJAN 20
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2.13: The First Continental Congress

2.12: The Intolerable Acts

After the destruction of the tea, the British said enough was enough, and endeavored to punish Bostonians through a new set of incendiary laws. Like the podcast? Check out my youtube channel: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=dbenner83 Most of the content in this section is elaborated upon in greater length and with additional context in Compact of the Republic: The League of States and the Constitution: https://amzn.to/2Qi1Fzw Other recommended reading(s): -Harlow Giles Unger, American Tempest: How the Boston Tea Party Sparked a Revolution: https://amzn.to/2Na2gkH -Mercy Otis Warren, History of the Rise, Progress, and Termination of the American Revolution: https://amzn.to/2DDKirt -Murray Rothbard, Conceived in Liberty: https://amzn.to/2N35LJT Youtube: www.youtube.com/dbenner83 Website: www.davebenner.com

32 MINJAN 13
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2.12: The Intolerable Acts

Latest Episodes

2.22: The State Constitutions

When the American states seceded from a monarchical empire, they reformed their political systems to embrace constitutional republicanism. Like the podcast? Check out my youtube channel: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=dbenner83 Most of the content in this section is elaborated upon in greater length and with additional context in Compact of the Republic: The League of States and the Constitution: https://amzn.to/2Qi1Fzw Other recommended reading(s): -Murray Rothbard, Conceived in Liberty: https://amzn.to/2N35LJT -Gordon Wood, The American Revolution: https://amzn.to/2DaNaMa -Bernard Bailyn, The Ideological Origins of the American Revolution: https://amzn.to/2xJ7D5A Youtube: www.youtube.com/dbenner83 Website: www.davebenner.com

53 MINAPR 14
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2.22: The State Constitutions

2.21: Crossing the Delaware

Washington gave the new American states the best conceivable Christmas present when he crossed the Delaware River and surprised the Hessians. Like the podcast? Check out my youtube channel: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=dbenner83 Most of the content in this section is elaborated upon in greater length and with additional context in Compact of the Republic: The League of States and the Constitution: https://amzn.to/2Qi1Fzw Other recommended reading(s): -David McCullough, 1776: https://amzn.to/2Qbp0Ti -Murray Rothbard, Conceived in Liberty: https://amzn.to/2N35LJT -Don Higginbotham, George Washington and the American Military Tradition: https://amzn.to/2xJm61E Youtube: www.youtube.com/dbenner83 Website: www.davebenner.com

31 MINMAR 31
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2.21: Crossing the Delaware

2.20: Disaster in New York

Right after independence was declared, Washington suffered a catastrophe that very nearly led to the capture of the entire Continental Army. Like the podcast? Check out my youtube channel: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=dbenner83 Most of the content in this section is elaborated upon in greater length and with additional context in Compact of the Republic: The League of States and the Constitution: https://amzn.to/2Qi1Fzw Other recommended reading(s): -Gordon Wood, The Radicalism of the American Revolution: https://amzn.to/2xJ78bI -David McCullough, 1776: https://amzn.to/2Qbp0Ti -Murray Rothbard, Conceived in Liberty: https://amzn.to/2N35LJT Youtube: www.youtube.com/dbenner83 Website: www.davebenner.com

23 MINMAR 17
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2.20: Disaster in New York

2.19: Independence

After more than a year of military strife in New England, the Continental Congress finally severed all ties with the British Empire – after a few states did so first. Like the podcast? Check out my youtube channel: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=dbenner83 Most of the content in this section is elaborated upon in greater length and with additional context in Compact of the Republic: The League of States and the Constitution: https://amzn.to/2Qi1Fzw Other recommended reading(s): -The Virginia Declaration of Rights -Virginia Constitution of 1776 -The Declaration of Independence -Kevin Gutzman, Virginia's American Revolution: From Dominion to Republic, 1776-1840: https://amzn.to/2NLteo6 -Mercy Otis Warren, The Rise, Progress, and Termination of the American Revolution: https://amzn.to/2DDKirt -Murray Rothbard, Conceived in Liberty: https://amzn.to/2N35LJT Youtube: www.youtube.com/dbenner83 Website: www.davebenner.com

27 MINMAR 3
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2.19: Independence

2.17: Common Sense

The American cause for independence needed a spokesman, and found it in Thomas Paine – an Englishman. Like the podcast? Check out my youtube channel: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=dbenner83 Most of the content in this section is elaborated upon in greater length and with additional context in Compact of the Republic: The League of States and the Constitution: https://amzn.to/2Qi1Fzw Other recommended reading(s): -Thomas Paine, Common Sense: https://amzn.to/2On5iqu -Murray Rothbard, Conceived in Liberty: https://amzn.to/2N35LJT Youtube: www.youtube.com/dbenner83 Website: www.davebenner.com

23 MINFEB 17
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2.17: Common Sense

2.16: The Second Continental Congress

While some viewed Massachusetts’ plight as an isolated incident, others believed it deserved a concerted colonial response. The Second Continental Congress was tasked with sorting these matters out. Like the podcast? Check out my youtube channel: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=dbenner83 Most of the content in this section is elaborated upon in greater length and with additional context in Compact of the Republic: The League of States and the Constitution: https://amzn.to/2Qi1Fzw Other recommended reading(s): -Mercy Otis Warren, The Rise, Progress, and Termination of the American Revolution: https://amzn.to/2DDKirt -Murray Rothbard, Conceived in Liberty: https://amzn.to/2N35LJT Youtube: www.youtube.com/dbenner83 Website: www.davebenner.com

33 MINFEB 10
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2.16: The Second Continental Congress

2.15: Liberty or Death

Virginia’s aristocracy was split on whether to resist the British militarily, while Patrick Henry was sure that life without liberty was not worth living. Like the podcast? Check out my youtube channel: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=dbenner83 Most of the content in this section is elaborated upon in greater length and with additional context in Compact of the Republic: The League of States and the Constitution: https://amzn.to/2Qi1Fzw Other recommended reading(s): -Patrick Henry, Give Me Liberty, or Give Me Death! (speech) -Kevin Gutzman, Virginia's American Revolution: From Dominion to Republic, 1776-1840: https://amzn.to/2NLteo6 -Murray Rothbard, Conceived in Liberty: https://amzn.to/2N35LJT Youtube: www.youtube.com/dbenner83 Website: www.davebenner.com

36 MINFEB 3
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2.15: Liberty or Death

2.14: Lexington and Concord

When Thomas Gage attempted to seize gunpowder reserves, Lexington and Concord mobilized their militia forces to oppose him, and the die was cast. Like the podcast? Check out my youtube channel: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=dbenner83 Most of the content in this section is elaborated upon in greater length and with additional context in Compact of the Republic: The League of States and the Constitution: https://amzn.to/2Qi1Fzw Other recommended reading(s): -Gordon Wood, The Radicalism of the American Revolution: https://amzn.to/2xJ78bI -Mercy Otis Warren, The Rise, Progress, and Termination of the American Revolution: https://amzn.to/2DDKirt -Murray Rothbard, Conceived in Liberty: https://amzn.to/2N35LJT Youtube: www.youtube.com/dbenner83 Website: www.davebenner.com

22 MINJAN 27
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2.14: Lexington and Concord

2.13: The First Continental Congress

After the Intolerable Acts, the American colonies decided to send delegates to a Congress to determine a colonial response. Like the podcast? Check out my youtube channel: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=dbenner83 Most of the content in this section is elaborated upon in greater length and with additional context in Compact of the Republic: The League of States and the Constitution: https://amzn.to/2Qi1Fzw Other recommended reading(s): -The Fairfax Resolves (Virginia) -The Suffolk Resolves (Massachusetts) -Joseph Warren, The Solemn League and Covenant -Mercy Otis Warren, The Rise, Progress, and Termination of the American Revolution: https://amzn.to/2DDKirt -Murray Rothbard, Conceived in Liberty: https://amzn.to/2N35LJT Youtube: www.youtube.com/dbenner83 Website: www.davebenner.com

33 MINJAN 20
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2.13: The First Continental Congress

2.12: The Intolerable Acts

After the destruction of the tea, the British said enough was enough, and endeavored to punish Bostonians through a new set of incendiary laws. Like the podcast? Check out my youtube channel: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=dbenner83 Most of the content in this section is elaborated upon in greater length and with additional context in Compact of the Republic: The League of States and the Constitution: https://amzn.to/2Qi1Fzw Other recommended reading(s): -Harlow Giles Unger, American Tempest: How the Boston Tea Party Sparked a Revolution: https://amzn.to/2Na2gkH -Mercy Otis Warren, History of the Rise, Progress, and Termination of the American Revolution: https://amzn.to/2DDKirt -Murray Rothbard, Conceived in Liberty: https://amzn.to/2N35LJT Youtube: www.youtube.com/dbenner83 Website: www.davebenner.com

32 MINJAN 13
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2.12: The Intolerable Acts