Though they had different backgrounds, skills, and ideas, the Founding Fathers came together to forge a new nation and persevered against the odds to achieve America's independence. With biographical profiles of more than 30 key figures, you'll learn about the boldness of George Washington, the brilliance of Thomas Jefferson, and the multiple talents of Benjamin Franklin. You'll hear segments giving you insight on crucial events such as the inflammatory Intolerable Acts and the struggles and compromises of the Constitutional Convention. And you will have a deeper appreciation of the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, and the system of government they outlined.
Founding Fathers: Architects of a Nation is about the people who led America from monarchy to republic, as well as the tools they used; but, perhaps more importantly, it is about the principles upon which the American republic was founded.
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