Jefferson's Masterpiece: The Story of the Declaration of Independence for Young Readers

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The StoryJefferson's Masterpiece takes young readers on an historical journey between June 11 and August 2, 1776. They learn the story of the Declaration of Independence - why and how it was written, approved and signed. The story begins in the home of Benjamin Franklin where the Committee of Five held its first meeting to choose the person to write the Declaration. Young readers follow as Thomas Jefferson reluctantly accepts the writing assignment and writes what will become America's most important document. They observe the proceedings of the Second Continental Congress and watch the debate when the 13 colonies declare independence from Great Britain. After that momentous decision, they learn how the delegates spent two days editing and approving the wording of the Declaration. This amazing story ends with the signing of America's birth certificate.
The AppendixDeclaration of Independence Library . . .
* Prelude to Independence: Events that led to the Declaration of Independence 
* Biography of  Thomas Jefferson 
* Facts About the Signers 
* Biographies of the Signers 
* Fate of the Signers: Consequences they suffered from signing the Declaration of Independence 
* Significance of the Declaration of Independence 
* Evolution of the Declaration of Independence: From Jefferson's "rough draught" to the final signed version

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Free Teacher's Guide Available at JeffersonsMasterpiece.com 
* Introductory Exercise            
* Prelude to Independence Exercises
* Declaration of Independence Exercises            
* Vocabulary Exercises
* Discussion Questions            
* Writing Exercises
* Creative Exercises            
* Jefferson's Masterpiece Exercise

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In a small two-room, rented apartment in Philadelphia, Thomas Jefferson wrote the Declaration of Independence - the birth certificate of the United States of America. It was not an assignment he wanted.
 
"All eyes were fixed on Jefferson, who sat with his head bowed. . . .  They watched as he crossed his arms and cupped his chin with his left hand. . . . More time passed until he scanned the face of each man again. 'If you are determined,' he finally said, 'I will do as well as I can.'"
 
Jefferson's Masterpiece is the compelling story of the creation of the Declaration of Independence - the most important document in American history.
 
With historical detail, Jefferson's Masterpiece tells how the Declaration of Independence was written, edited, approved and signed by the fifty-six delegates to the Second Continental Congress. It allows the reader to experience what took place between June 11 and August 2, 1776 - Jefferson's work on the Declaration and his daily activities, the proceedings of Congress, and the military conflict between America's Continental Army and the British military.
 
In addition to a finely crafted story, readers, as well as students, will find a separate digest of information that will enhance their understanding and appreciation of the Declaration of Independence and the signers.

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