When President James Madison declared war on Great Britain for a second time, the War of 1812 began. Problems started when America sent ships out to sea to trade with other countries. The war eventually ended, and the Treaty of Ghent was signed. America earned the respect of the British as a free, independent nation.
Great Britain passed the Stamp Act and the Townshend Acts, which made colonists angry. Eventually they boycotted and refused to purchase British goods. Great Britain sent soldiers to the colonies, which caused conflict like the Boston Massacre and the Boston Tea Party. "Common Sense" by Thomas Paine helped convince people that they were no longer British citizens. The foundation for the American Revolution had been laid.
This title examines an important historic event, the Great Wall of China. Readers will learn the history of China leading up to the construction of the Great Wall, key players and happenings throughout the construction, and the Great Wall's effect on society. Color photos, detailed maps, and informative sidebars accompany easy-to-read, compelling text. Features include a timeline, facts, additional resources, web sites, a glossary, a bibliography, and an index. Essential Events is a series in Essential Library, an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company. Grades 6-9.
Air Force Air Commandos provide several critical services that are key to the success of the United States Armed Forces. Students will learn about the history of the Air Commandos and the training required to execute successful missions.
Marine Corps Force Recon units provide reconnaissance to the Armed Forces to help make missions successful. Students will learn about these elite soldiers and the training it requires to become a member of Marine Corps Force Recon.
The Green Berets are one of the better-known special forces. Readers will learn the history of this elite force and the training and tools required to perform their dangerous missions.
An examination of landmark events in the ongoing war against Islamic extremists, spotlighting such incidents as the 9/11 attacks, the invasion of Iraq, and the creation of new democracies.