Inventions That Changed Our Lives
The Wonder of ElectricityDVD - 2007
In 1789, as the United States struggled to establish itself as a unified nation, two friends and future presidents found themselves battling each other in the most important congressional election in American history-an election more critical than most presidential races. Hanging in the balance? The Constitution and the fate of a fledgling nation. In Founding Rivals author Chris DeRose tells the never-before-told story of the 1789 congressional election and of the two men who fought it: James Madison and James Monroe. Friends and political allies for most of their lives, Monroe and Madison worked together to defeat the British and create the United States of America. Yet their paths diverged after the Philadelphia Convention when they found themselves at odds over the Constitution and with each other's vision for America. From there the 1789 congressional election ensued, in which both Madison and Monroe aggressively and vigorously campaigned for a seat in the House of Representatives-and for a chance to ultimately shape our nation's future. Pulling back the curtain on the only congressional race in which two future presidents would compete against each other, DeRose's Founding Rivals tells the story of a high-stakes political battle which forever altered the friendship of two great men and the future of one great nation.
Publisher: [United States] : Goldhil Entertainment, 2007.
Branch Call Number: j DVD 537 INVENTIO
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (27 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Alternative Title: Wonder of electricity