Constitutional Soundbites: What is the Scope of the Declaration of Independence?
The Constitutional Soundbites trio discuss the Declaration of Independence and how the Constitution was ratified.
In this episode of The Heartland Institute’s Constitutional Soundbites series, David Shestokas, Chris Talgo and Lindsey Stroud discuss “Article VII: Ratification” from Shestokas’ book Constitutional Soundbites. Questions considered include: What is the role of the Declaration of Independence in the Constitution? How was the Constitution ratified and when did it go into effect? Was ratification legal without all states agreeing to the new government charter? (looking at you, North Carolina and Rhode Island)