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To Rescue the Constitution by Bret Baier is an epic narrative that ranges from the unsettling early American frontier and the battlefields of the Revolution to the history-making clashes within Philadelphia’s Independence Hall. It dramatically reveals the life of George Washington, the Founder who did more than perhaps any other individual to secure the future of the United States of America.
The nation was saved three times by George Washington: first, when he led the Continental Army to victory in the Revolutionary War; second, when he presided over the Constitutional Convention that set the blueprint for the United States and ushering the Constitution through a fractious ratification process; and third, when he led the nation as its first president. George Washington rescued the nation three times. There can be no question that the struggling young nation need assistance, and that Washington was the only person in the United States who had the ability to bring the people together.
In spite of the fact that the nation had just emerged triumphant from the War of Independence, when a sense of national cohesion and patriotism may have been anticipated, instead the nation fell apart. The confederation of states was nothing more than a weakly linked and argumentative organization; there was no powerful central union. Due to the critical nature of the situation, it was decided that the United States Constitutional Convention would take place in Philadelphia during the summer of 1787.
Washington consented to serve as a delegate at Philadelphia despite the fact that he had previously planned to retire to Mount Vernon. There, he received everyone’s vote and was chosen to lead the convention by acclamation. After successfully bringing the Constitution into existence, George Washington subsequently gave up any possibility of returning to a private life by accepting the uncontested election to serve as the nation’s first president. He did this despite the fact that he had been successful in returning power to the people. Even though Washington was not known for his outstanding oratory or prose, his steady and unwavering leadership brought the Constitution to life by demonstrating how it should be put into effect.
Baier shows the pivotal moments when Washington’s leadership drew the nation back from the verge of collapse in this vivid and emotional depiction of America’s early difficulties. Baier reveals a version of early America that is grittier and much more divided than is typically depicted; this is a version that can be seen reflected in the conflicts that are occurring now.