John Jay served in all three branches of the government. Once the Constitution was written, he was a staunch supporter of the document, joining some other men in anonymously writing "The Federalist Papers", which explained to the public why the Constitution should be ratified. Soon after, he was made chief justice of the Supreme Court, and he was given the position of declaring laws unconstitutional for the very first time.
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.
In this engaging nonfiction title, readers will learn about the War of 1812, the causes of it, and how it affected American citizens. Through detailed images, stunning facts, and easy-to-read text, readers are introduced to ideas and events that took place during this time, including embargoes, the Treaty of Paris, the War Hawks, and the Treaty of Ghent. Readers will have the opportunity to further enhance their understanding of the content through an accessible table of contents and glossary.
Why did the Civil War begin? Which states were part of the Union and which were part of the Confederacy? Readers will learn the answers to these questions and more as they move through this fascinating nonfiction title. The easy-to-read text, engaging facts, and vivid images and illustrations help highlight some of the aspects that led up to the Civil War including the slavery, the Underground Railroad, abolitionists, the Fugitive Slave Act, the Dred Scott Decision, and the Lincoln-Douglas debates. The accessible table of contents works in conjunction with the supportive glossary to help readers navigate their way through the book.
Abraham Lincoln is often considered one of the greatest American presidents. Readers will discover the incredible things Lincoln accomplished during his time as president and the impact he made on slavery, the Civil War, and the country. The easy-to-read text and enlightening facts highlight such aspects of Lincoln's presidency as the Emancipation Proclamation, the Battle of Gettysburg, and how the popular and electoral votes led to his nomination. Detailed images and illustrations show readers real examples of documents and photos of Ford's Theater, where John Wilkes Booth committed Lincoln's assassination. Readers will feel engaged from cover to cover!
Robert E. Lee is often considered one of the finest leaders of the Civil War. This engaging biography allows readers to discover the honorable life Lee led, and learn how he made a great impact as a leader of the Confederate Army. Featuring such highlights in Lee's life as the Mexican War, the succession of the South from the Union, his relationship with Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson, and the Battle of Gettysburg, this book uses detailed images and illustrations in conjunction with fascinating facts and easy-to-read text to entertain and enlighten readers as they move from cover to cover.
Ulysses S. Grant was a great war hero and served two terms as the President of the United States. Readers will learn about his life in this appealing biography that highlights his time working as secretary of war as well as leader of the Union Army--including such events as the Battle of Shiloh, Vicksburg, and what he told Confederates about terms of surrender. The vivid images and illustrations work in conjunction with intriguing facts, helpful glossary, and easy-to-read text to engage readers from cover to cover!