American independence

American Independence

Thirteen colonies in a land far, far away united and announced their independence from a distant, powerful monarch. No, it's not a undiscovered plot from "Star Wars," it's the story of the birth of "a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal" -- the United States of America. This reading set contains a portion of the Declaration of Independence, as well as some passages on the Founding Fathers (and Mothers) and the events of the resulting American Revolution.

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(7) Passages included in this Reading Set:

1/7 Passages in this Set

The Declaration of Independence

by Second Continental Congress

The Declaration of Independence was the document ado...

379 Words, 9th-12th Grades, 1300L +, Context Clues, Summary
2/7 Passages in this Set

Paul Revere’s Ride

by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow wrote his poem “Paul Reve...

575 Words, 3rd-5th Grades, 1300L +, Story Elements
3/7 Passages in this Set

Biography: George Washington

by Mary Stoyell Stimpson from The Child's Book of American Biography

Mary Stoyell Stimpson wrote her book of American bio...

1,100 Words, 2nd-4th Grades, Context Clues, Summary
4/7 Passages in this Set

Abigail Adams: Persuading Her Husband

Abigail Adams’ letters to her husband, John Adams, reveals much of the inner workings of the early Founding Fathers. In this ex...

261 Words, 9th-12th Grades, 1060L - 1290L, Compare and Contrast, Context Clues, Main / Central Idea
5/7 Passages in this Set

Henry Knox: First Secretary of War

Henry Knox had no formal training or experience in war, but he had fighting in his blood and loved learning about artillery. Th...

528 Words, 3rd-5th Grades, 420L - 730L, Character Traits, Summary
6/7 Passages in this Set

Nathanael Greene, the Youngest Brigadier General in the Continental Army

Nathanael Greene had aspirations to be an officer in the Continental Army in the American Revolution. The problem though was he...

381 Words, 2nd-3rd Grades, 420L - 730L, Summary, Theme
7/7 Passages in this Set

The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin: Part Two

by Benjamin Franklin from The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin

Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790) was one of the most co...

383 Words, 9th-12th Grades, 1060L - 1290L, Compare and Contrast, Main / Central Idea, Summary