On August 16, 1787, The enumerated powers granted to Congress were debated. Delaware delegate to the Constitutional Convention, George Read, foresaw a catastrophe of biblical proportions if the new Constitution allowed Congress to print paper money. Actor Stuart Pike provides a stirring portrayal of George Read in this clip from the new historical documentary movie “The American Constitution” premiering in 2020. Also appearing are Brenton Schraff,  George Schwenzer,  Mike Maykish,  Denis Byrd, and Ray Collins. Narrated by Elizabeth Michaels.

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