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America's beginnings : the dramatic events that shaped a nation's character

Author: Tony Williams
Publisher: Lanham, Md [u.a.] Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2010
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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At a time when surveys reveal that Americans know less and less about our past, Tony Williams provides entertaining and informative descriptions of 50 key events-some known and some forgotten- that shaped colonial and revolutionary America, from the Mayflower Compact to the Annapolis Convention
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Tony Williams
ISBN: 9781442204874 1442204877 9781442204898 1442204893
OCLC Number: 838403401
Description: x, 197 S
Contents: Preface Chapter 1: Lost Colony Chapter 2: Jamestown Chapter 3: Starving Time Chapter 4:First Representative Legislature in Britain's New World Chapter 5: First Africans Chapter 6:Mayflower Compact Chapter 7:City Upon a Hill Chapter 8:Indian Uprising of 1622 Chapter 9: Dissents of Anne Hutchinson and Roger Williams Chapter 10: Pequot War Chapter 11: King Philip's War Chapter 12: Bacon's Rebellion Chapter 13:Glorious Revolution in America Chapter 14:Salem Witch Trials Chapter 15: Boston Smallpox Epidemic of 1721 Chapter 16: Great Awakening Chapter 17: Benjamin Franklin and the Lightning Rod Chapter 18: Albany Plan of Union Chapter 19: Great Meadows Chapter 20: Braddock's March Chapter 21: Royal Proclamation of 1763 Chapter 22: Stamp Act Chapter 23: Townshend Acts Chapter 24: Boston Massacre Chapter 25: Boston Tea Party Chapter 26: Continental Congress Chapter 27: Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death Chapter 28: Lexington and Concord Chapter 29: Bunker Hill Chapter 30: Fort Ticonderoga Chapter 31: Common Sense Chapter 32: Declaration of Rights Chapter 33: Declaration of Independence Chapter 34: Crossing the Delaware Chapter 35: Saratoga Chapter 36: French Alliance Chapter 37: Valley Forge Chapter 38: Guilford Courthouse Chapter 39: Yorktown Chapter 40: Newburgh Conspiracy Chapter 41: Peace Treaty of 1783 Chapter 42: Washington Surrenders His Commission Chapter 43: Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom Chapter 44: Annapolis Convention Chapter 45: Shays' Rebellion Chapter 46: Constitutional Convention Chapter 47: Ratifying Conventions Chapter 48: The Federalist Chapter 49: Inauguration of George Washington Chapter 50: Bill of Rights Bibliography Index
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