The Constitutional Convention (Audio Classics) (Compact Disc)

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By George H. Smith, Walter Cronkite (Read by), Pat Childs (Producer)
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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.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780786169788
ISBN-10: 0786169788
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
Publication Date: May 1st, 2006
Language: English
Series: Audio Classics