The Declaration of Independence

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Examines the political situation in America at the time of the troubles between England and her colonies and describes how the Declaration of Independence was written and accepted.

Examines the political situation in America at the time of the troubles between England and her colonies there and describes how the Declaration of Independence was written and accepted.

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Overview

Examines the political situation in America at the time of the troubles between England and her colonies and describes how the Declaration of Independence was written and accepted.

Examines the political situation in America at the time of the troubles between England and her colonies there and describes how the Declaration of Independence was written and accepted.

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Learning about American history is fun with this new title from the "We the People" series. This volume introduces young readers to the events leading up to the approval of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776. The author examines the political situation in America during the 1760s and 1770s and discusses the taxation debate, the Boston Tea Party, the First Continental Congress, the battles at Lexington and Concord, the Second Continental Congress, Thomas Jefferson's drafts of the declaration, the vote for independence and the ensuing celebration. Written in simple language, this introductory text contains a wealth of visual materials including sketches, maps, paintings, portraits, and reproductions of documents, including the original Declaration of Independence. This well-written and well-documented presentation also contains a glossary, a "Did You Know?" section, a timeline of important dates, a list of important people, a list of recommended books and web sites, a collection of useful addresses, and an index. 2001, Compass Point Books. Ages 9 to 12. Reviewer: Debra Briatico
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Michael Burgan has written numerous books for children and young adults during his nearly 20 years as a freelance writer. Many of his books have focused on U.S. history, geography, and the lives of world leaders. He has also written fiction and adapted classic novels. Michael has won several awards for his writing, and his graphic novel version of the classic tale Frankenstein (Stone Arch Books) was a Junior Library Guild selection. Michael has also worked as an editor at Weekly Reader, the classroom news magazine used in schools across the United States.
Michael graduated from the University of Connecticut with a bachelor’s degree in history. When not writing for kids, he enjoys writing plays, and his works have been staged across the United States. He lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico, with his cat, Callie.

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