This DVD uses pictures and quotations from the Founding period of the US to discuss the idea of liberty as it was understood by the revolutionary generation and how the concern for the preservation of liberty culminated in the writing of the Constitution in 1787. How many students know how the US came to dissolution in the decade before the Constitution was signed? This DVD tells the turbulent story of America's trials and tribulations in the period between the signing of the Declaration of Independence and the adoption of the Constitution. Visually, the film brings the story to life and introduces the viewer to what 18th century America looked like. There are shots of artefacts from the Liberty Bell to the clothing and money of the time. There are scenes of restored historical sites, and images from the great American painters of the age illustrate the patriots and the historical events they created. 'Interviews' with the founders themselves bring the rich history of the framing of the Constitution to life.