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Title:
A timeline history of the early American republic
Author:
Morey, Allan.
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Publication Information:
Minneapolis : Lerner Publications, 2015.
Physical Description:
48 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm.
Summary:
Traces the developments within the Republic following the end of the Revolutionary War, discussing the important events and turning points of the time. --Publisher's description.
General Note:
Includes index.
Language:
English
Contents:
Birth of a nation -- Hard times -- Drafting the US Constitution -- New beginnings -- More work to be done.
Reading Level:
780 Lexile.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR MG 5.8 1.0 167581.
ISBN:
9781467736411

9781467745727
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Book

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In September 1783, the United States signed a peace treaty with Great Britain. This event officially ended the Revolutionary War. More importantly, it proclaimed the United States an independent republic.

That republic faced many challenges in its early years. One big problem was its weak central government. It didn't have the power to deal with the country's money troubles or growing tensions among the states. The republic needed more authority to make decisions on behalf of all the states. But could such a government treat its citizens fairly? Representatives from each state met at the Constitutional Convention in 1787 to answer that question. What happened next changed US history.

Explore the history of the early republic. Track the important events and turning points in the development of the United States as a nation.


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Booklist Review

The Timeline Trackers: America's Beginnings series uses time lines running along the bottom of each two-page spread to provide visual information in tandem with the text. This works quite well, but actually it's the text itself that's a standout. Clearly written and putting events into context admirably, this title traces the history of the U.S. government from the Articles of Confederation to the passage of the Bill of Rights. The book discusses the reasons why a weak central government hampered the fledgling country's growth while also explaining the doubts many states had about shifting power. Information about how the Federalist Papers changed minds about a stronger central government, introductions to some of the delegates to the 1787 Constitutional Convention (and their vigorous debates), and coverage of weighty issues such as slavery are also included. A crisp format invites students in.--Cooper, Ilene Copyright 2015 Booklist