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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (2 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Wendy McElroy Narrator: Walter Cronkite Publisher: Knowledge Products Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The US Constitution Series Release Date: March 2006 ISBN: 9781455184712
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In the fall of 1787, each of the thirteen states assembled special conventions to consider ratification of a proposed Constitution of the United States. Without ratification by nine conventions, the Constitution would flounder: America would be a league of states, not one nation.

Some states, such as Delaware and Georgia, quickly and unanimously ratified. Other states, such as Virginia and New York, agonized. Two states, North Carolina and Rhode Island, would not ratify at all without a bill of rights. Indeed, Rhode Island would not approve the Constitution until economic sanctions had been imposed against her. The Constitution was a controversial document, which was passionately debated by the best minds in the land.

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About the Author

Wendy McElroy has written on women’s issues for ReasonLiberty, and the National Review. She is the author of several books on feminism and has worked as a scholar for such think tanks as the Cato Institute. She was a 1997 Mencken Award finalist.

About the Narrator

Walter Cronkite, Jr. (1916–2009), was an American broadcast journalist best known as anchorman for the CBS Evening News between 1962 and 1981. During the heyday of CBS News in the 1960s and 1970s, he was often cited as the most trusted man in America after being so named in an opinion poll. He reported many events from 1937 to 1981, including bombings in World War II, the Nuremberg trials, combat in the Vietnam War, Watergate, the Iran Hostage Crisis and the murders of President John F. Kennedy, civil rights pioneer Martin Luther King, Jr., and Beatles musician John Lennon. He was also known for his extensive coverage of the United States space program, from Project Mercury to the Moon landings to the Space Shuttle. He was the only non-NASA recipient of a Moon Rock Award. Cronkite is well known for his departing catchphrase And thats the way it is.