Founding Fathers (2000)

Genres - History  |   Sub-Genres - Biography, Politics & Government, Social History  |   Run Time - 60 min.  |   Countries - United States   |  
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This is the final episode in a four-part series on the story of the American Revolution and the men who made it happen. The film gets personal, providing insight into the background and character of each of the major players, from Benjamin Franklin to Thomas Jefferson to John Calhoun. They were men of sharply divergent backgrounds and temperaments; yet, they came together on the issue of freedom. This installment focuses on the momentous year, 1776, when the revolutionaries met, amidst cries of treason and fears of betrayal, to write the Declaration of Independence, declaring that the United States was a new nation, free of British domination. The film tells the story with re-enactments, period imagery, and the voices of well-known Hollywood actors.



Constitution, founding-father