A Timeline History of the Declaration of Independence
From the Series Timeline Trackers: America's Beginnings
By the 1760s, most American colonists had become fed up with British rule. They were tired of the unfair taxes and not being able to create their own laws, and cries for revolution were ringing out across the land. As the revolution took hold, Thomas Jefferson drafted a document that formally declared the colonies’ independence.
The adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776, marked an important turning point in US history. Over the next five years, the colonists would fight to make their independence a reality.
Explore the history of this important document. Track the events and turning points that led the colonies to declare their independence from Great Britain.
|Interest Level||Grade 5 - Grade 8|
|Reading Level||Grade 5|
|Publisher||Lerner Publishing Group|
|Imprint||Lerner Publications ™|
|Number of Pages||48|
|Reading Counts! Level||7.5|
|BISACS||JNF025190, JNF038100, JNF025170|
|Dimensions||7 x 10|
|Guided Reading Level||U|
|ATOS Reading Level||6.4|
|Accelerated Reader® Quiz||168050|
|Accelerated Reader® Points||1.0|
|Features||Activities, Bibliography/further reading, Glossary, Index, Photo captions, Sidebars, Table of contents, Teaching Guides, Timeline, and eSource|
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Timeline Trackers: America's Beginnings
Examine key periods in US history through easy-to-navigate timelines of events. Showcasing both achievements and setbacks, the timelines help readers study chains of events, breaking points, and pivotal moments that have long-reaching effects. View available downloads →