What was the Continental Congress?: and other questions about the Declaration of Independence

Book Cover
Average Rating
Publisher:
Lerner Publications,
Pub. Date:
c2011.
Language:
English
Reading Level:
IL: MG - BL: 5.6 - AR Pts: 1
Lexile measure:
780L
Description

In September 1774, American colonial leaders gathered in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. From New Hampshire to Georgia, colonists were angry about the taxes they were forced to pay to Great Britain. But Britain's King George III and the British government refused to listen to the colonists. Decisionmakers from each American colony held a congress--a formal meeting--to discuss what the colonies should do. Some leaders wanted to make peace with Britain. Others wanted to break free of British rule--even if that meant going to war. In the spring of 1776, the members reached a decision. They wrote, voted on, and issued the Declaration of Independence. This important document announced that the newly united American states were no longer a part of Great Britain. So why were many colonists against paying taxes to Great Britain? Who actually wrote the Declaration of Independence? Why do we celebrate on July 4? Discover the facts about the Declaration of Independence and learn about its place in American history.

Also in This Series
More Like This
More Details
ISBN:
9780761352273
Reading Level:
MG
Level 5.6, 1 Points
Lexile measure:
780L
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
Tagging
Tags:
No Tags, Be the first to tag this record!
Staff View

Grouping Information

Grouped Work ID 0d9f88ea-609a-e336-fc34-13ea37156ed8
Grouping Title what was the continental congress and other questions about the declaration of independence
Grouping Author ransom candice f
Grouping Category book
Last Grouping Update 2018-11-01 23:10:40PM
Last Indexed 2018-11-17 00:44:09AM

Solr Details

accelerated_reader_interest_level MG
accelerated_reader_point_value 1
accelerated_reader_reading_level 5.6
author Ransom, Candice F., 1952-
author_display Ransom, Candice F
available_at_school Bellevue Middle, Cane Ridge Elementary, Hull-Jackson Montessori, Marshall Middle, Waverly-Belmont Elementary
collection_school Non-Fiction
detailed_location_school Bellevue Middle - Teen Non-Fiction, Cane Ridge Elementary - Kids Non-Fiction, Hull-Jackson Montessori - Kids Non-Fiction, Marshall Middle - Teen Non-Fiction, Waverly-Belmont Elementary - Kids Non-Fiction
display_description An introduction to the Declaration of Independence and the Continental Congress that explains the role they played in the formation of the united states and profiles the men who played a key role in its creation.
format_category_school Books
format_school Book
id 0d9f88ea-609a-e336-fc34-13ea37156ed8
isbn 9780761352273
item_details ils:CARL0000595170|FF00046536|Cane Ridge Elementary - Kids Non-Fiction|973.3 RAN|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||16184||, ils:CARL0000595170|MK10131847|Waverly-Belmont Elementary - Kids Non-Fiction|973.3 RAN|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||2X765||, ils:CARL0000595170|V00046926|Bellevue Middle - Teen Non-Fiction|973.3 RAN|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||44130||, ils:CARL0000595170|V00062054|Marshall Middle - Teen Non-Fiction|973.3 RAN|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||4M551||, ils:CARL0000595170|V00065610|Hull-Jackson Montessori - Kids Non-Fiction|973.3 RAN|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||1Z451||
itype_school Book
last_indexed 2018-11-17T06:44:09.29Z
lexile_score 780
literary_form Non Fiction
literary_form_full Non Fiction
local_callnumber_school 973.3 RAN
owning_library_school Schools
owning_location_school Bellevue Middle, Cane Ridge Elementary, Hull-Jackson Montessori, Marshall Middle, Waverly-Belmont Elementary
primary_isbn 9780761352273
publishDate 2011
record_details ils:CARL0000595170|Book|Books||English|Lerner Publications,|c2011.|48 p. ; 23 cm.
recordtype grouped_work
scoping_details_school
Bib IdItem IdGrouped StatusStatusLocally OwnedAvailableHoldableBookableIn Library Use OnlyLibrary OwnedHoldable PTypesBookable PTypesLocal Url
ils:CARL0000595170 V00065610 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true
ils:CARL0000595170 V00046926 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true
ils:CARL0000595170 MK10131847 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true
ils:CARL0000595170 FF00046536 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true
ils:CARL0000595170 V00062054 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true
series Six questions of American history
series_with_volume Six questions of American history|
subject_facet United States -- Politics and government -- 1775-1783, United States. -- Continental Congress, United States. -- Declaration of Independence
title_display What was the Continental Congress? : and other questions about the Declaration of Independence
title_full What was the Continental Congress? : and other questions about the Declaration of Independence / by Candice Ransom
title_short What was the Continental Congress? :
title_sub and other questions about the Declaration of Independence
topic_facet Politics and government, United States