When we remember the heroic men and women who were responsible for the founding of this great country, we sometimes forget the many sacrifices they made.
James Madison, often called the "Father of the Constitution," was a wealthy plantation owner, but his estate was poorly managed in his absence and he worried continually about financial matters.
But Madison, like so many others, paid the price to be true. He studied and prepared himself to do the immense work that was part of being one of the primary architects of the Constitution, and his diligent and determined efforts continue to bless our lives today.
"A More Perfect Union" is my favorite depiction of the events surrounding the birth of the United States Constitution. Beginning with James Madison studying and writing at his desk, this inspiring movie follows Madison as he shepherds the creation and ratification of the Constitution.
I hope your family takes time to watch and discuss "A More Perfect Union" together.
The DVD has been divided into 8 segments here. They each last about 15 minutes, or less.
The National Center for Constitutional Studies sells this DVD and many other wonderful products. Click here to see other helpful NCCS resources to teach your children about America's heritage.