With wit and scrupulous accuracy, Jean Fritz introduces the viewer to the delegates at the 1787 summer convention in Philadelphia. Benjamin Franklin, George Washington, James Madison, and many others representing the thirteen states gathered there to draft a plan that would unify these states while preserving their sovereignty.
Everyone knows that John Hancock was one of the first signers of the Declaration of Independence. But not many know that he signed his name so large to show how mad he was about how the colonists had been treated. This witty audiobook highlights little-known facts about this historical figure.
Abraham Lincoln had to run the country, win the war and look after his family. When he was asked to honor the soldiers who died in the great battle of Gettysburg, he made time to say a few words about them too.
Sam Adams loved to walk around his hometown Boston, but finally gets on a horse for the good of his country.
At least as far back as the ancient myth of Icarus, humans longed to fly - but it wasn't until December 17, 1903, on the windy dunes of Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, that the dream finally came true. And it was all thanks to Orville and Wilbur Wright, two former bicycle mechanics who built their first toy plane - a rubber-band powered rotary - when they were just children.
"A Perfect example of FAITH & PERSISTENCE"
A new idea always in his mind, Ben Franklin's joy of living, his humor and ingenuity capture children's attention and spark their interest in American history.
This is the true story of Mary Washington. When she wasn't worrying about being poor, she was poking her nose in George's business, baking gingerbread, and smoking a pipe.
©1992 Jean Fritz (P)2000 Weston Woods
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