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It has only been ten years since the signing of the Declaration of Independence and the thirteen independent states are falling apart. Jealousy and trade issues are fracturing united, yet independent states and the sacrifice of the Revolution is appearing to have been vain. Yet, there are some former patriots who are not willing to give up yet. Seen through the eyes of George Washington (played by Michael McGuire), Benjamin Franklin (played by Fredd Wayne), Alexander Hamilton (played by Derryl Yeager) and James Madison (played by Craig Wasson), A More Perfect Union tells the story of the creation of the U.S. Constitution.
Ten years have passed since that fateful July day in 1776. Many events have transpired, many lives have been lost, many changes have come to the thirteen independent states, for they are no longer colonies. Emerging victorious from their Revolution, the American Colonies loosely organized themselves under a document called the Articles of Confederation. And it seemed to work. For a time. Now, ten years later, the American States are seemingly sabotaged from inside and from outside. Bickering, jealousy, and struggling unity marks the delicate relationship between these thirteen American States. England weaves a tangle of unfair trade regulations and tariffs against the new nation, threatening their already weak economic status. It seems the Revolution did not bring the stability the thirteen colonies were looking for. In the middle of the chaos of handful of brilliant men set out with a vision to build A More Perfect Union. Recognizing the Articles of the Confederation will not be enough to unify the thirteen states, they set about to write a new document to govern and unite the states into a strong, independent nation. But first it must be penned, and then they must convince the rest of their few but opinionated fellow citizens that this document will indeed form A More Perfect Union. Journey through time and become an eyewitness to the events and men that shaped the creation of the U.S. Constitution.
Filmed at the location of several historical sites that played a key role in the creation of the U.S. Constitution—the document that would forever change American history—the film A More Perfect Union transports the viewer into the places where these events took place. With wonderful acting, A More Perfect Union brings to life a slice of American history.
A fascinating glimpse into the story of the United States of America, the film A More Perfect Union is perfect for use in a history class or by families to learn about American history, American government, or biographies of famous Founding Fathers. Based on the writings of the writers of the U.S. Constitution, and diving deep into the U.S. Constitution itself, A More Perfect Union is a wonderful way to introduce civics or history to your children or class. As you watch men like James Madison and Alexander Hamilton debate the importance of giving smaller states equal say with large states; the definitions of democracy and liberty; the need for a Bill of Rights; the role of the people in government; freedom of religion; checks and balances; the various branches of the government; and much more you will come to understand the underlying principles beneath the government we have in the United States of America today. As you watch the battle for a new nation, and a new form of government you will come to admire the courage and wisdom of the men who penned our country’s guiding document. A More Perfect Union perfectly equips parents and teachers with a foundation from which to further explore American government and history with their classes or children. In addition, as you watch the great men of the United States’ early history you will be inspired to debate and dialogue on the issues that founded our country, the principles of our government, or even current events! A More Perfect Union will educate and entertain viewers young and old.
From Revolution to Ratification the film A More Perfect Union will walk viewers of all ages, abilities, backgrounds, and knowledge through the creation of the United States and the document that governs it. Gain a new understanding of American history and government as you come to know and understand the men and principles that shaped the penning of the most important document in the history of the American government. As you watch George Washington, James Madison, Alexander Hamilton, and Benjamin Franklin battle the issues of this country out in debate you will be inspired by their wisdom, courage, determination, and steadfastness. Not only will A More Perfect Union entertain you, it will give you a deeper understanding of the issues that shaped, and still shape, the United States of America. And perhaps, you will gain a new passion for politics, a hope for our future, an appreciation for our past, and a gratitude for the men who so willingly sacrificed that we might have A More Perfect Union.
A More Perfect Union has not been rated by the Motion Picture Association of America and may include topics and issues not suitable for younger viewers. This film received the “Family Approved” award for ages twelve and up from the Dove Foundation. As always, it is recommended that parents preview all content to determine what is suitable for their children, but the film A More Perfect Union is generally considered appropriate for most older audiences.
If you enjoyed this film on the creation of the U.S. Constitution you may also enjoy some of these other movies. We The People: The Character Of A Nation a collection of documentaries on the lives of influential Americans. A Nation Adrift, the story of God’s hand in the history of the United States. Foundations of Freedom discover the role of the Bible in the founding of the United States through the letters and writings of the patriots. The American Heritage Collection a collection of documentaries exploring the different stories, documents, and men, that shaped the United States of America.
American in 1786, ten years since the signing of the Declaration of Independence and England wages a new war of unfair trade and tariffs against the young American nation.