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Early America: George Washington

Christi E. Parker

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9780743987493

George Washington helped form the United States into what it is today by making wise decisions. After becoming a war hero in the French and Indian War, he went on to lead a fight against the British in the American Revolution. He continued his legacy by becoming the first president of the United States.

Early America: Early Congresses

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9780743988988

This nonfiction book invites readers to learn about the very first United States Congress and government. Readers will learn about colonists' frustrations with the British and what caused them to create the First and Second Contintental Congress, Committees of Correspondence, and the Declaration of Independence. With plenty of colorful images, easy to read text, and engaging sidebars, readers will be fascinated from cover to cover as they are introduced to the three branches of US government--executive, legislative, and judicial. A glossary and table of contents are provided for assistance for better understanding the content.

American Indians in the 1800's

Roben Alarcon

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9780743989138

Congress passed the Indian Removal Act in 1830 with the intent of moving five large tribes to Indian Territory. The tribes could either move to the reservations or assimilate. As settlers kept moving west, more and more tribes were encountered, and all ultimately found themselves going to reservations. This new way of life was a vast change for the Indians.

The Constitution and the Bill of Rights

Roben Alarcon

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9780743987837

After problems developed with the Articles of Confederation, America's leaders wrote the U.S. Constitution. Although our founding fathers were happy with their work on the Constitution, it was missing an important part. The Bill of Rights was soon added to protect individual American rights.

John Jay

Roben Alarcon

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9780743987844

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.

Causes of the Revolution

Jill K. Mulhall

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9780743987851

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.

The War of 1812

Jill K. Mulhall

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9780743989077

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.

James Madison

Jill K. Mulhall

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9780743989084

James Madison made great contributions to the United States. During his presidency, he declared war on Great Britain. Not all of his decisions met public approval, but he was well respected throughout his lifetime and one of the most influential founding fathers.

Pioneer Trails

Christi E. Parker

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9780743989091

Pioneers experienced hardships during their journey through the West, which led them on the Oregon Trail and the Santa Fe Trail. The moving and travels of these pioneers affected not only their lives, but also the American Indians, America's animals, and the country.

Slavery in America

Marie Patterson

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9780743989114

Slavery was a complicated issue that divided the country to the point of war. Even after the war, slavery was not totally resolved. Freedom came because of the foresight of many people like Abraham Lincoln, the Quakers, and the abolitionists who believed that people were all created equal.

Sitting Bull

Roben Alarcon

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9780743989145

Sitting Bull was a powerful Hunkpapa Lakota Indian Chief who—along with the Lakota Indians and other nearby tribes—was involved in brutal battles with the United States over land issues. All tribes that were fighting to avoid the reservation eventually surrendered, and the Lakota people were no exception.

Civil War Is Coming

Christi E. Parker

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9781480721630

During the 1800s, the United States was in conflict over slavery. Though compromises were made, neither side was pleased. Abolitionists and pro-slavery people engaged in conflicts and often deadly clashes. With South Carolina and other southern states seceding, war was inevitable.

Abraham Lincoln

Christi E. Parker

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9780743989169

Abraham Lincoln was president during one of the most unique times in history. With a country on the brink of war, his ultimate goal was to keep the Union together. When Lincoln freed the slaves, he angered many Southerners, including his assassin, John Wilkes Booth.

Robert E. Lee

Wendy Conklin

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9780743989183

Robert E. Lee was considered by many to be an amazing man of character, determination, and talent. Confederate President Jefferson Davis hired him as his assistant for the war. Soon he was commanding the Army of Northern Virginia, and he commanded until his men could fight no more. In the end, he resigned with dignity and asked his men to do the same.

Ulysses S. Grant

Wendy Conklin

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9780743989206

Ulysses S. Grant was a warrior, hero, and a compassionate soldier. Grant led the Union army to victory during the Civil War. The North thought of him as a hero for ending the Civil War and elected him president of the United States.

The World of Elements and Their Properties

Lynn Van Gorp

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9780743905817

There are 90 different elements, like the oxygen that we breathe, that can be found in nature. When two or more elements combine, they are held together by a chemical bond and form a compound. In 1869, chemist Dmitri Mendeléev organized the elements into a chart that is known as the Periodic Table of Elements.

The World of Animals

Joshua BishopRoby

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9780743905930

What things do all animals have in common? How do scientists classify animals? How are humans classified and what makes them different? Enter the animal kingdom with zoologists who study animals! You'll explore how scientists use a system called taxonomy to classify and organize different kinds of living things as you explore the wonderful world of animals.

Between the Wars

Christine Dugan

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9780743906661

The years between World War I and World War II were years of change and reform. The role of women changed and the social status of African Americans began the slow process of reform. Industry continued to grow as the demand for cars increased. When the Great Depression occurred in 1929, life in America changed drastically as many people found themselves poor and homeless.

Industrial Revolution

Debra J. Housel

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9780743906609

The Industrial Revolution began in Great Britain during the 1700s and spread to America in the early 1800s as the colonies formed and grew. Industrialism provided the means for development and expansion in America as life transitioned from rural beginnings to large cities. Industry was a large factor for innovation and employment at the beginning of the twentieth century.

Leaders of the Middle East

Blane Conklin

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9780743906753

The Middle East is comprised of many small countries, each with its own government. Volatile issues of religious extremism, the supply and demand of oil, and the establishment of the nation of Israel in 1948 have caused constant conflict. Several prominent leaders have arisen in the Middle East and have worked toward peace in this region, while others have been instigators of violence throughout the world.

Modern Middle East

Blane Conklin

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9780743906746

The Middle East is a place of conflict based on the controversial nation of Israel, religious extremism, and the Middle Eastern oil supply. The Middle East produces 65% of the world's oil. Oil has been responsible for many interactions between industrialized countries and the Middle East. Many times, those interactions have led to conflict. Its history and culture provide insight and understanding to world events taking place there.

The Civil Rights Movement

Wendy Conklin

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9780743906708

Although slavery was illegal at the beginning of the twentieth century, segregation was prevalent, especially in the South. Through many uprisings, protests, and demonstrations, segregation was finally abolished and civil rights were established for people of varying colors, races, and genders. Today, we celebrate diversity in our nation because of the Civil Rights Movement of the twentieth century.

World War II

Lisa Zamosky and Wendy Conklin

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9780743906685

In 1939, another war that would encompass the world began in Europe. World War II began as a conflict of beliefs concerning government among countries in Europe. The United States stayed on the sidelines, unwilling to become involved in the war until Japan attacked a Pacific Fleet of the United States Navy at Pearl Harbor in Hawaii.