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Plain, Honest Men - The Making of the American Constitution

Richard Beeman

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Genres:

History

Description:

The Constitutional Convention affected nothing less than a revolution in the nature of the American government. Led by James Madison, a small cohort of delegates devised a plan that would radically alter the balance of power between state and national governments, and then sprung that idea on a largely unsuspecting convention. The success of this bold and brilliant strategy was, however, far from assured, and the ultimate outcome of the delegates' labors-the creation of a frame of government that would enable the fragile American union to flourish-turned out to be very different from that which Madison had originally envisioned. In fact, there was very little agreement among the framers about the nature of the government they had just created. Audiences will come to appreciate the challenges that the Founding Fathers faced in creating a form of government that, while imperfect in many respects, nevertheless approaches, in the words of Benjamin Franklin, "so near to perfection as it does."

Language:

English

Narrators:

Michael Prichard

Length:

19h 19m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

00:34


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

56:34


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

51:39


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

47:39


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

01:09:51


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

47:01


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

49:06


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

54:13


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

53:28


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

01:15:04


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

26:05


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

01:14:34


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

38:17


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

51:15


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

51:38


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

53:41


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

33:07


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

01:22:12


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

01:01:57


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

26:36


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

47:14


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

01:14:36


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

33:20