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CSPAN
Jul 17, 2016 8:51am EDT
like george washington. you need people who are passionate like samuel adams. but you also need that special type of person who can make everybody collaborate and make them come together. so, after the connecticut compromise has gone down in flames and it looks like the convention may break up on the big state and little state issue, equal votes for states in congress, or according to population in congress, how it was going to balance in a collection of states and a national center. franklin finally gets up and he proposes that there be a house and a senate, proportional representation for the house, he makes that motion. he is the one that makes that motion. and he gets up and he says, you know, i am the oldest person here. he was not only the oldest person, but his age was twice the age of the average age of everybody else. he said, the older i get, something really makes sense to strange happens to me, i realized i am fallible, i realize i have made mistakes. he says it is going to happen to you. you are going to get older and you will realize that you may have been wrong. so, th
CSPAN
Jul 25, 2016 2:33pm EDT
really people trust, like a george washington. you need people who are passionate like samuel adams and his cousin john adams but you also need that special type of person who can make everybody collaborate and make them come together and so after the connecticut compromise has gone down in flames and it looks like the convention may break up on the big state/little state issue, whether there should be equal votes for state and congress or vote proportional to population in congress, how it was going to balance the role of being a collection of states in the national center, franklin finally gets up and he proposes that there be a house and a senate. a house with some proportional representation, he's the one who makes that motion that had been discussed before but he's the one who actualyy makes that motion and he gets up and he says, "i'm the oldest person here." he was not only the oldest person, his age in the early 80s was twice the average age of everybody else in the room. and he said "the older i get, something really strange happens to me i realize i'm wrong at times, i realize
CSPAN
Jul 25, 2016 10:00pm EDT
the occasion, a bust of george washington. >> oh, terrific! >> again, thank you so much. >> okay, well, thank you so much. i appreciate it very much. i really do. terrific. >> yeah. and thank you for this amazing turnout. again, we welcome everyone to the lobby of the museum. we'll have a book signing, refreshments, and more good cheer. >> thank you so much, everybody, for coming tonight. i appreciate it. thank you. [ applause ] okay. >> american history tv on c-span 3 continues tuesday night. starting at 8:00 p.m. eastern, a look at mismanagement of the u.s. nuclear arsenal from 1945 to 1950. after that the evolution of military weapons technology from napoleon to the military drones used today. and also a discussion about the 6,000 american soldiers captured during the siege of charleston in the revolutionary war. american history tv is on c-span each night this week, starting at 8:00 eastern. >>> the democratic national convention from philadelphia starts today. watch live every minute on c-span. listen live on the free c-span radio app. it's easy to download from the apple st
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