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.
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.
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.
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.
Native American princess or British celebrity? Pocahontas played a pivotal role in the New World, but the powerful pull between her tribe and the new settlement on Virginia's shores took its toll.
George Washington and King George III of Britain had a great deal in common - aside from sharing the same first name. Both loved to hunt and farm, both towered above most other men of their day, and both were dedicated husbands and fathers. Yet despite their similarities, they were destined to become bitter enemies. As the Revolutionary War erupted, people on opposite sides of the Atlantic Ocean formed very different opinions.
"Great short intro to Revolutionary War figures"
Sam Adams loved to walk around his hometown Boston, but finally gets on a horse for the good of his country.
©1974 Putnam (P)2002 Weston Woods
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