declaration of independence
Description: America in 1978 – Ten years since the signing of the Declaration of Independence and England wages a new war of unfair trade and tariffs against the young nation. Bickering and jealousy fracture the once-untied states. But in the midst of this turmoil, a handful of brilliant men (James Madison, George Washington, and Benjamin Franklin) lead a political battle to create a new form of government, one that will establish the standard of self-government for the entire world. A More Perfect Union: America Becomes a Nation is a compelling recreation of those stirring and sometimes heated debates during the sweltering summer in 1787. Filmed on location at Independence Hall in Williamsburg, Virginia, and other historic sites, it dramatically chronicles how America became a nation, based on the underlying principles that continue to guard our freedoms today.