I highly recommend this book, which examines the now long-forgotten origins of the America Rebellion. If you do not laugh aloud at least once while reading it, you're a dirty whig and should be strung up.
The books reads smoothly, as he continuously paints the picture of how the Founders saw the world. Inside, you will learn that the Founders read the ancient classics in the same way that hipsters read The Great Gatsby. You will learn that the First Amendment was developed to thwart the evils of papistry, and that the ideas of the revolution were in place a sevendecade prior to the first shots.
If, by reading Origins, your opinion of the Founders does not go from amused contempt to outright rage, then you probably didn't hold them in contempt in the first place.