Main content

Confounding Father - Episode 1

If you are not affiliated with a college or university, and are interested in watching this film, please register as an individual and login to rent this film. Already registered? Login to rent this film. This film is also available on our home streaming platform, OVID.tv.

The Articles of Confederation was an alliance, not a government. Frightened with how democratic the state legislatures had become, a group of elites gather in Philadelphia to create a powerful government to protect their interests. The Virginia Plan seeks a President elected for life and veto power over state laws. Maryland delegate Luther Martin and a few others counter with the New Jersey Plan.

Confounding Father is available for individual streaming via OVID.tv.

Related Films

An Empire of Reason

What it would have been like if television had covered the ratification…

Confounding Father - Episode 4

The final episode details the 1787-1788 ratification battle, reasons for…

Confounding Father - Episode 2

Episode two examines Maryland delegate and gadfly Luther Martin's objections,…