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A More Perfect Union

Target Audience: 5th-10th Grade
Colonial Williamsburg Education presents, A More Perfect Union

Witness the conflict and compromises that accompanied the ratification of the U.S. Constitution. Join young eighteenth-century observers, unseen by convention delegates, as they travel from state to state tallying the vote. Learn about the ratification process and Americans’ growing interests in their fledgling nation’s new government.


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Video Segments for A More Perfect Union

1. Act One

Length: 7 Mins, 19 Secs

After the Constitution is signed, issues remain even among those who helped to form it.

2. Act Two

Length: 8 Mins, 45 Secs

As Pennsylvania experiences violence in ratifying the constitution, Americans consider the meaning of the Constitution.

3. Act Three

Length: 5 Mins, 43 Secs

Virginia and New York ratify the Constitution amid Federalist and Anti-Federalist debates, but many see the need for a bill of rights.

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