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Uncovering American History: A Primary Source Investigation of the Continental Congress, 1st Edition

  • Xina M. Uhl
  • Published By: Rosen Central
  • ISBN-10: 1508184135
  • ISBN-13: 9781508184133
  • DDC: 973.3
  • Grade Level Range: 5th Grade - 8th Grade
  • 64 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2019 | Published/Released August 2019
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2019
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Overview

Although America's original thirteen colonies lived in peace with England for many years after their founding at Jamestown, that changed in the late eighteenth century. When England began to pass taxes and restrictions without allowing Americans a say in the matter, a rallying cry for independence called colonial lawmakers such as John Adams and Thomas Jefferson to draft a more fair and free government. The challenges faced by the Founders of the United States to create a prosperous democracy the likes of which had never been attempted before are explained in this clear, comprehensive, and stimulating guide.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Contents.
Introduction.
1: Trouble Brews in the Colonies.
2: A Continental Congress Is Convened.
3: The Congress Meets Again.
4: The Declaration of Independence.
5: War Breaks Out.
6: The Task of Government.
Timeline.
Primary Source Transcriptions.
Glossary.
For More Information.
For Further Reading.
Bibliography.
Index.
About the Authors.
Photo Credits.