A More Perfect Union (film)

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A More Perfect Union: America Becomes a Nation is a 1989 American feature film dramatizing the events of the 1787 Constitutional Convention.wikipedia
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Constitutional Convention (United States)

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A More Perfect Union: America Becomes a Nation is a 1989 American feature film dramatizing the events of the 1787 Constitutional Convention.
* The 1989 film A More Perfect Union, which portrays the events and discussions of the Constitutional Convention, was largely filmed in Independence Hall.

Notes of Debates in the Federal Convention of 1787

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The film depicts events surrounding creation of the United States Constitution, and is focused mainly on James Madison, who wrote most of that document and took extensive notes during the convention's discussions and proceedings.
* A More Perfect Union, a 1989 film which uses much of the language and reporting found in Madison's notes.

Roderick Cook

His other film credits include Silent Madness (1984), 9½ Weeks (1986), Spellbinder (1988) and A More Perfect Union (1989).

Tim Slover

Besides widely performed plays, Slover also wrote the script for A More Perfect Union.

Scott Wilkinson

Scott Wilkinson is an actor, who has played in such films as A Crime Of Passion and A Secret Life and Harry's War and played the role of Thomas Jefferson in the movie A More Perfect Union and Wish Upon a Star and on the television series Charmed.

Independence Hall

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The movie was filmed on location at Independence Hall in Philadelphia, in Williamsburg, Virginia, and at other historical sites.
The 1989 film A More Perfect Union, which portrays the events of the 1787 Constitutional Convention, was largely filmed in Independence Hall.

Brigham Young University

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The film was produced by Brigham Young University to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the drafting of the United States Constitution, and many professors from BYU's School of Fine Arts and Communications were involved in its production either as actors or in other capacities.

Constitution of the United States

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The film depicts events surrounding creation of the United States Constitution, and is focused mainly on James Madison, who wrote most of that document and took extensive notes during the convention's discussions and proceedings. The film was produced by Brigham Young University to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the drafting of the United States Constitution, and many professors from BYU's School of Fine Arts and Communications were involved in its production either as actors or in other capacities.

James Madison

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The film depicts events surrounding creation of the United States Constitution, and is focused mainly on James Madison, who wrote most of that document and took extensive notes during the convention's discussions and proceedings.

American Revolutionary War

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The period immediately following the American Revolutionary War was marked by intense political unrest, owing to huge debts, the interruption of trade and business, shortages of labor, and personal turmoils, all created by the War.

Articles of Confederation

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It soon became evident that the Articles of Confederation were insufficient to address the country's needs.

George Washington

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However, he needed the support of George Washington, and needed to show that a new government would be sufficient to address such challenges as Shays' Rebellion and the growing trade problems between the independent States.

Shays' Rebellion

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However, he needed the support of George Washington, and needed to show that a new government would be sufficient to address such challenges as Shays' Rebellion and the growing trade problems between the independent States.

Roger Sherman

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Madison was strongly opposed by those who feared a strong central government, people known either as States Rights Advocates or as Anti-Federalists, such as Roger Sherman and John Dickinson.

John Dickinson

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Madison was strongly opposed by those who feared a strong central government, people known either as States Rights Advocates or as Anti-Federalists, such as Roger Sherman and John Dickinson.

Bicameralism

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Madison was in favor of a bicameral congress, but envisioned both houses being elected according to proportional representation.

Proportional representation

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Madison was in favor of a bicameral congress, but envisioned both houses being elected according to proportional representation.