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The Declaration of Independence

The Declaration of Independence

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The Declaration of Independence

Longueur:
52 pages
35 minutes
Sortie:
May 5, 2015
ISBN:
9781504010092
Format:
Livre

Description

A young reader’s history of the famous document that set America on the course to freedom

Many kids have heard of the Declaration of Independence, but few know the story behind the people and events that helped forge it. They may know about Thomas Jefferson and Benjamin Franklin, but do they know the roles that Patrick Henry and Thomas Gage played in setting fire to a revolution? This is the story of how the men and women of thirteen British colonies came to declare their independence on July 4, 1776.
 
Covering major events such as the Boston Massacre and Paul Revere’s midnight ride, The Declaration of Independence brings the rich and exciting history of the Revolutionary War to young readers who want to know more about America’s beginnings.
Sortie:
May 5, 2015
ISBN:
9781504010092
Format:
Livre

À propos de l'auteur

Peter and Connie Roop are award-winning authors and educators who have published over one hundred children’s books, including the Reading Rainbow feature selection Keep the Lights Burning, Abbie. They have written biographies, historical fiction, general fiction, and science books. In 2013 the Wisconsin Library Association recognized the Roops as Notable Wisconsin Authors for their body of work, and Peter Roop has been named a Wisconsin State Teacher of the Year.

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The Declaration of Independence - Peter Roop

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Chapter One

WHEN IN THE COURSE OF HUMAN EVENTS

Thursday, July 4, 1776, was hot enough to melt candles. Inside the Pennsylvania State House it was even hotter. The delegates of the Second Continental Congress were debating their final changes to the Declaration of Independence.

July 4, 1776, would become a milestone in American history.

Tempers flared as ideas were discussed and statements were added or subtracted from the Declaration. New York lawyers wanted one thing put in. Georgia’s planters wanted one thing taken out. Pennsylvania landowners wanted something different than the Massachusetts merchants.

This final debate on July 4 actually began on July 2 when Congress officially voted to declare independence. This closing debate centered on what Richard Henry Lee of Virginia had proposed on June 7, 1776: "Resolved, That these United Colonies are, and of right ought to be, free and independent States, that they are absolved (freed) from all allegiance to the British

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