A History of US: Book 3: From Colonies to Country

 
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How did compliant colonials with strong ties to Europe get the notion to become an independent nation? Perhaps the seeds of liberty were planted in the 1735 historic courtroom battle for the freedom of the press. Or maybe the French and Indian War did it, when colonists were called "Americans" for the first time by the English, and the great English army proved itself not so formidable after all. But for sure when King George III started levying some heavy-handed taxes on the colonies, the break from the motherland was imminent. With such enthralling characters as George Washington, Sam Adams, Patrick Henry, Eliza Pinckney, and Alexander Hamilton throughout, From Colonies to Country is an amazing story of a nation-making transformation.

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Its George Washingtons first day on the job-what advice would you give our new nations first president? And what might you say to Lewis and Clark, two explorers lighting out for the unmapped territory west of the wide Mississippi? What warning would you give the great Indian leader Tecumseh, as he prepares to fight for the land and freedom of his people?

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Joy Hakim is a former newspaper writer and editor and elementary school teacher who holds a bachelor's degree in government from Smith College and a master's degree in education from Goucher College.

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