Based on Joseph Ellis's Pulitzer Prize winning book, Founding Brothers examines six moments when the collisions and collusions of the Founding Fathers left an indelible imprint on the nation: the secret dinner that determined the site of the capital and America's financial future; Benjamin Franklin's call for an end to slavery; George Washington's farewell address to the nation; John Adam's term as president; Hamilton and Burr's fatal duel, and the final reconciliation between Adams and Jefferson. Drawing on the words of the founders and incisive commentary from leading scholars, this is an elegant and engaging portrait of America's origins. Features interactive menus and scene selection.
Color, 2 discs, approx. 200 minutes plus extras. Closed-captioning option. Available on VHS.