A Republic

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This is a past Tee Party Shirt - July 2020

A Republic, if you can keep it. At the close of the Constitutional Convention of 1787, Franklin was queried as he left Independence Hall on the final day of deliberation. In the notes of Dr. James McHenry, one of Maryland’s delegates to the Convention, a lady asked Dr. Franklin “Well Doctor what have we got, a republic or a monarchy.” Franklin replied, “A republic . . . if you can keep it.” Our Constitution created a limited representative republic. A republic is different from a democracy. In a democracy, the majority can directly make laws, while in a republic, elected representatives make laws.

Our shirts run a little small and are athletic fit, so if you are in-between sizes or are unsure, please order up one size.

60% Combed Cotton 40% Poly Athletic Fit


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