The following is the central question in Joseph Ellis’ book American Creation:

The following is the central question in Joseph Ellis’ book American Creation: “If you believed that the last quarter of eighteenth century has stood the test of time as the most politically creative chapter in American history…then what…can account for the achievement that was the American founding?” Did the readings by Wood and Ellis over the past two weeks convince you that the “gathering of political talent at this historical moment is unlikely ever to be surpassed?” In her lecture, what did Joanne Freeman suggest was the “legacy of the Revolution”?

Finally, which of the Founders do you find the most historically impressive and why? What did Ellis, Freeman, and Wood contribute to this conclusion?