The British Army-the best in the world-expected to easily win the war against the American colonies. It was a war that should have been a short footnote in the history of the British Empire. The Continental Army-made up of farmers, merchants, and craftsmen-scarcely fought with gunpowder, let alone guns. They could not possibly succeed in their quest to form a new nation. On the way to victory, the British met American Commander-in-Chief George Washington, a man with an indomitable will. He led an army that refused to lose, no matter how great the odds or how many times it was discounted. In the end, it was the British who were desperate for peace. This is the story of the Revolutionary War and how it produced a country forged on freedom.
Detailed black-and-white illustrations in the style of old political cartoons add to the historical theme of this book. Readers identify cause and effect as they learn about the early years of our republic.
As the 50th anniversary of the 1963 march for Civil Rights in Washington, D.C. approaches, this timely book looks at its organization, the key players, and why it is still relevant today.
Discusses the events that led up to the law forbidding segregation in schools.
Describes the events leading up to and including the exploration and settlement of places which became driving forces in the expansion of America.
Describes the events of September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the United States.
Explores the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.and how that event has sculpted societies, the sciences, and politics.