Primary Sources of American Political Documents: Understanding the Declaration of Independence, 1st Edition

  • James Wolfe
  • Jennifer Viega
  • Published By: Enslow Publishing
  • ISBN-10: 0766068757
  • ISBN-13: 9780766068759
  • DDC: 973.3
  • Grade Level Range: 7th Grade - 12th Grade
  • 112 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2016 | Published/Released June 2016
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2016

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The Declaration of Independence became the cornerstone document of our democratic nation. But why was it written? What influenced its author, Thomas Jefferson, and what made it so revolutionary? Discover how this document shaped the foundation of a nation, and how it continues to influence American government today.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
1: Life in the Colonies.
2: Growing Dissatisfaction.
3: Thomas Jefferson Drafts the Document.
4: No Original Ideas.
5: The Final Document.
6: Examining the Declaration of Independence.
Appendix The Declaration of Independence.
Further Reading.
Web Sites.
Chapter Notes.