Constitution’s Cover Letter PowerPoint

The Constitution was signed on September 17, 1787. The following morning, it began its journey from the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia to the Confederation Congress in New York.

The cover letter that transmitted the Constitution was signed by George Washington. But did Washington “write” the cover letter which introduced the Constitution to the world ? The following PowerPoint presentation makes the case that Alexander Hamilton was the cover letter’s author.

The Hamilton Authorship Thesis (HAT) proposes that Hamilton wrote the cover letter between September 8 – 12, 1787 on behalf of the five member Committee of Style and Arrangement. The following PowerPoint presentation is based on prior blog posts which can be viewed here: Part I, Part II, Part III, and Part IV.

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