Secrets of the signers of the Constitution

    James Madison had a 15-year-old Philadelphia mistress. Ben Franklin had “intrigues” with “low women” in London. Turns out the signers of the Constitution aren’t so different from politicians today. Christopher Lee, anyone?

    Enjoy this series of videos from the National Constitution Center about the secret lives of some of the Constitution signers.

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