Constitution; founding fathers; America; politics; history
From the DVD:
America, 1786. Ten years since the signing of the Declaration of Independence. England wages a new war of unfair trade and tariffs. Bickering and jealousy fracture the once united states.
But a handful of brilliant men--James Madison, George Washington, and Benjamin Franklin--lead a political battle to create a new form of government, one that will establish the standard of self-government to the world.
A More Perfect Union: America Becomes a Nation is the first comprehensive recreation of those stirring, heated debates during the sweltering summer of 1787. Filmed on location at Independence Hall, Williamsburg, Virginia, and other historical sites, it dramatically chronicles how America became a nation and those underlying principles that guard our freedoms today.
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Made for the bicentennial of the Constitution in 1987, this film's original script was long enough for a miniseries but was pared down in favor of theatrical distribution. Although this never emerged, the film received extensive distribution on public television and has become a useful film for educators of American history. In that sense, it marks the pinnacle of the educational film impulse begun at the BYU Motion Picture Department under Judge Whitaker with such titles as B, Y, and You, Dance with Us, and The Story of Chamber Music.
Craig Wasson - James Madison; Michael McGuire - George Washington; Fredd Wayne - Benjamin Franklin; Morgan White - George Mason; Bruce Newbold - Edmund Randolph; Lael Woodbury - George Wythe; Ivan Crosland - John Adams; M. Scott Wilkinson - Thomas Jefferson