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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (4 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: George H. Smith Narrator: Walter Cronkit Publisher: Knowledge Products Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The US Constitution Series Release Date:
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The United States Constitution established both a strong central power and protected states’ rights. But to say that something is of two parts is not to say that the parts are equal. Advocates of state sovereignty believed the Constitution created an executive power that was so strong it might as well have been a monarchy, while advocates of national government felt that a strong executive was essential to steer America through crisis. Between these two positions, the living body of the Constitution was sculpted.

Over and over, the delegates to the Philadelphia Convention clashed and compromised. Slavery, a bill of rights, legislative representation—all the battles over these issues are enshrined in the language of the Constitution. To fully appreciate the Constitution, it is necessary to understand the questions it sought to resolve.

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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.