Happy Birthday, America, by Mary Pope Osborne
Ready for some time travel? Explore the following books and resources to visit our nation over 200 years ago:
Give Me Liberty!: The Story of the Declaration of Independence, by Russell Freedman
The Declaration of Independence (True Books: American History), by Elaine Landau
The Declaration of Independence from A to Z, by Catherine Osornio
The Declaration Of Independence, by Sam Fink
Fight for Freedom: The American Revolutionary War, by Benson Bobrick
George vs. George: The Revolutionary War as Seen by Both Sides, by Rosalyn Schanzer
One of my own travels took me to Washington, D.C. a couple of years ago. The Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History contains some interesting objects from this time period. Among them are Jefferson’s portable desk he used when writing the Declaration of Independence and George Washington’s uniform and camp chest.
Seeing the Declaration of Independence in person was also an amazing experience. Visit the National Archives website for more pictures and information about this and other important documents from our nation’s history.