The Constitutional Convention by George H. Smith audiobook

The Constitutional Convention

Edited by George H. Smith
Read by Walter Cronkite

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The US Constitution Series

Unabridged

Format: Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9780786169788

Runtime: 2.45 Hours
Category: Nonfiction
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

In 1783, America emerged from a long and bitter war for Independence. The thirteen colonies were now thirteen sovereign states, bound together by the Articles of Confederation. After years of war, men like Thomas Jefferson saw the possibility of something new under the sun: a government which derived its just power from the consent of those governed. But the Continental Congress was bankrupt from the war, and many of the thirteen states refused to contribute money or to cooperate with each other.

In May 1787, delegates gathered in Philadelphia to attend a convention. After more than three months of passionate debate, conflict, and compromise, the United States Constitution was passed, establishing a national government. But to become the law of the land, the Constitution had to be independently ratified by at least nine of the thirteen states.

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Available Formats : Library CD
Category: Nonfiction
Runtime: 2.45
Audience: Adult
Language: English