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Our Declaration of Independence

Author: Jay Schleifer
Publisher: Brookfield, Conn. : Millbrook Press, [1992] ©1992.
Series: I know America.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First edition.; Millbrook Press editionView all editions and formats
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A history of the Declaration of Independence, describing the events leading up to it, the key players in its drafting, and the actual writing and its adoption.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jay Schleifer
ISBN: 1562942050 9781562942052
OCLC Number: 24905644
Description: 48 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: A nation in all but a name: --
The unrest begins --
Problems with taxes --
A tea party in Boston harbor --
The Colonies band together --
The founders of our nation: --
Rebels against the mother country --
The second continental congress --
A man named Franklin --
The voice of Jefferson --
"These united colonies are and ... ought to be free ... ": --
The colonial advantage --
The impact of Common Sense --
Yearning for independence --
"You do it!": --
A declaration is written --
What Mr. Jefferson hath written --
The vote --
The argument against independence --
The missing delegate --
A miracle in Pennsylvania --
Changes to the declaration --
The question of slavery --
Read across the Atlantic --
The influence of the declaration --
The parchment trail: --
The first president --
The document fades --
A national archives is built --
The Declaration of Independence (text).
Series Title: I know America.
Responsibility: Jay Schleifer.

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A history of the Declaration of Independence, describing the events leading up to it, the key players in its drafting, and the actual writing and its adoption.

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