Breyer on NPR: Adams wrote the Constitution. Not exactly.

September 14th, 2010

John Adams was in Europe during the drafting of the Constitution, and did not return to the United States until 1788.

Listen to Justice Breyer’s interview on NPR at 1:20.¬†Terry Gross asks about his view of the Constitution.¬†Justice Breyer replied:

“I can say what I think, I think we are following an intention by people who wrote this document [the Constitution], Madison, Adams, Washington….”

Although Washington was at the Constitutional Convention, and served as the President, he contributed little to the debate.