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The Declaration of Independence
     

The Declaration of Independence

by Dennis Brindell Fradin
 

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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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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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Children's Literature - Joyce Rice
Independence was a hard-fought battle, won by our ancestors many years ago. When the young colony that is now America wanted to make decisions for itself, the mother country of Britain disapproved. The result was a bitter war known as the Revolutionary War. Many men and women who are now well known names to school children fought for the right to be independent—men like former presidents Thomas Jefferson, George Washington, and John Adams. As a result of their efforts, citizens today enjoy freedoms that many other nations do not. The document that marks the beginning of the struggle for these freedoms is a declaration of the intention to be independent. Author Fradin has once again given young readers an excellent resource for reports, or just for informational reading. The words included in the glossary appear in bold print throughout the text. The author has included copies of original engravings, maps, and photos, as well as additional suggestions for further reading and web research. The timeline included in the text is particularly helpful for the reader. This is one of six titles in the "Turning Points in U. S. History" series.
School Library Journal - School Library Journal
K-Gr 3-- Using color photographs and sketches, Fradin 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. The book is divided into chronological sections; each section contains photographic illustrations and simple discussion in bold faced print. The facts are presented in broad matter-of-fact language which provides an overview at the expense of more interesting, but perhaps more difficult, detail. This book would be a valuable resource for government units as there are few other titles on this subject that provide material for the primary grade curriculum. --Becky Rosser, Aversboro Elementary School, Raleigh, N.C.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780516411538
Publisher:
Scholastic Library Publishing
Publication date:
08/20/1990
Series:
New True Books Series
Pages:
48
Product dimensions:
7.16(w) x 8.35(h) x 0.17(d)
Age Range:
5 - 9 Years

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