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 13 states.
"Walter Cronkite and popular history: what more could one want? The famous newscaster's voice is as compelling as ever as he describes the Constitutional Convention of 1787. The [audio] has 'you-are-there' quality and 'can't-put-it-down' impact. Actors play the major characters - Madison, the Morrises, Adams, Washington and many others - while Cronkite narrates the action. The issues of the day come alive in a wonderfully scripted presentation. The listener is left with vivid memories of the topics and men." (AudioFile)