Irreconcilable Differences: Profiles of the Founding Fathers 1750-1776

Irreconcilable Differences: Profiles of the Founding Fathers 1750-1776

by Leslie G. Mironuck

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Irreconcilable Differences: Profiles of the Founding Fathers 1750-1776 by Leslie G. Mironuck

Learn what part each Founding Father played in American history. Discover who they were, what they believed, and why they were willing to pledge their lives, fortunes and sacred honor for their country's freedom. A study of their lives is a study of the history of the Founding Era. Derived almost exclusively from primary sourced materials

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780997662504
Publisher: Lafayette Publishers
Publication date: 02/20/2017
Series: American Patriots Series
Pages: 280
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.40(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword - xiii
Preface - xv
Time Line: The Founding Era - xix
Introduction - xxv
Part I: The Stage Is Set
A Hero Is Born - 31
George Washington - February 22, 1732-July 4, 1754 - 31
Benjamin Franklin - 35
The French and Indian War - 43
George Washington - July 1755 - 43
Israel Putnam - 47
The Parson's Cause - 53
George Washington - 1755-1763 - 53
Patrick Henry - 55
The Stamp Act Congress - 59
Philip Livingston - 61
John Morton - 64
John Dickenson - 66
Northern Dissent to the Crown - 69
George Washington - 1764-1769 - 69
James Otis - 71
John Witherspoon - 75
The Boston Massacre and Boston Tea Party - 81
Samuel Adams - 83

Part II: The Cast Is Chosen
The First Continental Congress - 91
Peyton Randolph - 94
Charles Thomson - 97
The Shot Heard Round the World - 101
George Washington - Spring 1775 - 101
John Hancock - 102
Battle of Bunker Hill - 107
Joseph Warren - 108
The Commander-in-Chief - 111
George Washington - 1775 - 111
Richard Montgomery - 115
Recruiting a Colonial Army - 121
George Washington - January 1776 - 121
Peter Muhlenberg - 122
Common Sense - 125
Thomas Paine - 126
A Bloodless Victory - 131
George Washington - January-March 1776 - 131
Henry Knox - 133
Resolution for Independence - 137
George Washington - March-June 1776 - 137
Richard Henry Lee - 139
Joseph Hewes - 143
Charleston Stands Firm - 147
William Moultrie - 148
Declaration of Independence - 153
George Washington - July 1776 - 153
Thomas Jefferson - 155

Part III: The Signers of the Declaration of Independence
Signing the Declaration of Independence - 163
Josiah Bartlett-New Hampshire - 165
Matthew Thornton-New Hampshire - 168
Robert Treat Paine-Massachusetts - 170
Elbridge Gerry-Massachusetts - 173
Stephen Hopkins-Rhode Island - 177
Roger Sherman-Connecticut - 180
William Williams-Connecticut - 184
William Floyd-New York - 187
Francis Hopkinson-New Jersey - 190
John Hart-New Jersey - 193
Abraham Clark-New Jersey - 196
Richard Stockton-New Jersey - 199
George Taylor-Pennsylvania - 203
Benjamin Rush-Pennsylvania - 206
George Ross-Pennsylvania - 212
James Smith-Pennsylvania - 215
Caesar Rodney-Delaware - 218
William Paca-Maryland - 221
Charles Carroll-Maryland - 224
Carter Braxton-Virginia - 227
George Wythe-Virginia - 230
Benjamin Harrison-Virginia - 234
William Hooper-North Carolina - 238
Arthur Middleton-South Carolina - 241
Edward Rutledge-South Carolina - 245
Thomas Lynch, Jr.-South Carolina - 249
Lyman Hall-Georgia - 252
Button Gwinnett-Georgia - 255
George Walton-Georgia - 258

Postscript - 261
The Calm before the Storm - 263
George Washington - August 1776 - 263
Source Notes - 265
Bibliography - 271
Index - 273
About the Author - 278
A Special Note from the Author - 279

What People are Saying About This

High School AP History Teacher - Timothy Thieke

“Through painstaking and detailed research of primary source documents, Leslie Mironuck has gathered, organized, and produced a superb collection of biographies for readers from middle school upward. . . .clearly shows how the founding fathers guided the framework of the government we have today. The reader will get insight to the individual effort of each founding father as details are shared that are typically omitted from today’s textbooks. I wish I had this resource when I started teaching. . . .” (Excerpt from Foreword)

— Jim Simmons, M.Ed., History teacher for 38 years, Mid-Del Schools, OK

“Leslie Mironuck takes readers on his journey of meticulous research to reveal little known facts about the early leaders of our country. Did you know: Joseph Hewes was even part of our history? Benjamin Franklin was one of seventeen children and Patrick Henry fathered seventeen? Israel Putnam’s military fame after the French and Indian War equaled that of George Washington? Most public school educators have been guilty of teaching only the high profile Founding Fathers like Hamilton and Jefferson because “there isn’t enough time.” The majority of the Founders have been ignored . . . until now. Mironuck thoughtfully reintroduces some of these forgotten leaders. It is a journey worth taking.”

— Lula Mae Hardman, M.Ed., Missouri Historical Society’s “Teacher of Merit”

“I love the concept of the book and how it focuses on individual Founders and their backgrounds. I especially like the fact that they are not all well known, but still have fascinating stories. Israel Putnam’s story was particularly interesting (that guy was really lucky!). The writer has a nice voice and makes the reading enjoyable without “dumbing it down” or becoming too academic. I think the book could be used in an Advanced Placement course.”

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