Professor Bernstein graduated from Amherst College in 1977 with a B.A. magna cum laude in American Studies and received his J.D. from Harvard Law School in 1980. After three years of practicing law, he left the legal profession to pursue a Ph.D. in history at New York University. Since 1983 he has been a member of the New York University Law School's Legal History Colloquium. He continued to distinguish himself as an author with Amending America: If We Love the Constitution So Much, Why Do We Keep Trying to Change It?. He also published the biography Thomas Jefferson, and Bolling v. Bolling: Law and the Legal Profession in Pre-Revolutionary America. Other publications include "Charting the Bicentennial," a review essay that appeared in the December 1987 Columbia Law Review; "The Sleeper Wakes: The History and Legacy of the Twenty-Seventh Amendment," a study that appeared in the December 1992 issue of the Fordham Law Review; and the historiographical introduction to Law as Culture and Culture as Law: Essays in Honor of John Phillip Reid, a volume published by Madison House in 2000 honoring eminent legal historian John Phillip Reid, the Russell Niles Professor Emeritus of Law at New York University School of Law.
The Founding Father: Reconsidered tells each founding fathers’ story in detail.
It goes into detail how they contributed to America and our government.
It’s relevance to history is that our Founding Fathers are a major part in history. Their contributions shaped America into what is it today. They were writers, politicians, soldiers, and debaters. They found a system of government that allows people to be free, happy, and not live in craziness, which I think is pretty hard to do, it did take five of them to make America this way. They are the foundation to American civilization, or at least a big piece of it.