Heroes of the American Revolution

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George Washington, Paul Revere, and Thomas Jefferson are remembered as heroes of the American Revolution, but they were only a few of many men and women who risked their lives for independence. Read more about the heroes, both American and European, who were key to the colonists' success in the American Revolution.

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George Washington, Paul Revere, and Thomas Jefferson are remembered as heroes of the American Revolution, but they were only a few of many men and women who risked their lives for independence. Read more about the heroes, both American and European, who were key to the colonists' success in the American Revolution.

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Gr 3–5—From the early tensions wrought by the French and Indian War to the decisive days of the Constitutional Convention, these introductions delineate the Revolutionary War in a way that is compelling and informative. The sentence structure is short, direct, and engaging, e.g., "Spies used both words and weapons to fight during the war." Colorful and captioned reproductions and photos, maps, time lines, charts, sidebars, and "Fast Fact" text boxes enhance the texts. Challenging words are defined twice, first in a shaded box on the spread on which the word appears and then again in the glossary. Colonists and Constitution provide background material, while the other volumes deliver topic-specific information. Women is the female counterpart to Heroes; Nancy Morgan Hart is the only person who is in both. Sources are not cited, though each title was written under the consultation of experts in the field.
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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Unrest in the Colonies 4

Chapter 2 Heroes with Words 8

Chapter 3 Battlefield Heroes 16

Chapter 4 Heroes From Other Lands 20

Chapter 5 America's First Spies 24

Glossary 30

Read More 31

Internet Sites 32

Index 32

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