Published by Children’s Press, Scholastic, 2008
Nicely illustrated, this gives easy-to-understand historical background about colonial times, edicts and taxes from King George III (including the Stamp Act and the Quartering Act in 1765), the Boston Tea Party, the Second Continental Congress, the Revolutionary War, and the Declaration of Independence.
Published by Barron’s, 2008
This is an excellent introduction to the creation of the U.S. Constitution, including the Confederation of States and the need for a stronger union of sates, the Constitutional Convention, disagreements, and compromises. It also explains the concepts of federalism, separation of powers, checks and balances, and the Bill of Rights. The book explains what freedoms are guaranteed by the Bill of Rights - the first ten amendments to the Constitution.
Published by Puffin Books, 1987 Another good resource for kids, this book talks about the disagreements between states and the way they were resolved through compromise. It discusses Articles of Confederation and the reasons the new country needed a stronger form of government, the importance of secrecy in writing the new document, and working throughout a very hot summer in Philadelphia with windows nailed shut. The concept of divided government and balance of power are explained, and the role of several Founding Fathers is highlighted. The book ends with a copy of the U.S. Constitution. Notes at the end also provide additional details, including the compromise regarding slaves.
Join American history teacher Rush Revere and his trusty, hilarious sidekick Liberty the Horse as they travel back in time with Manchester Middle School Students to experience American history first-hand. This middle-grade series written by Rush and Kathryn Adams Limbaugh is a #1 New York Times Bestseller, and Children’s Choice award winner.
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Brian Kilmeade brings American history alive through a series of exciting books that appeal to high school students and adults. These tales provide captivating and rarely known stories about important people and events in our country’s past. George Washington’s Secret Six reveals Washington’s spy ring that saved the American Revolution; Thomas Jefferson and the Tripoli Pirates explores the forgotten war that changed American history; The President and the Freedom Fighterexamines the relationship between President Abraham Lincoln and former slave Frederick Douglass and their fight to save America’s Soul. Kilmeade’s other best-selling books include Sam Houston and the Alamo Avengers and Andrew Jackson and the Miracle of New Orleans.
The Tuttle Twins series helps parents convey the principles of freedom to their kids in a fun way. Each book in this series focuses on a different aspect of the principles of a free society: free markets, competition, individual rights, personal responsibility, protectionism, and a variety of other issues—all boiled down to core concepts that children of different ages can easily grasp. Each of the books comes with discussion questions at the end, helping parents to have conversations with their children about these rich ideas. Visit link below to learn more about these books and curriculum materials. Some of the books are also available on Amazon.
America's unique presidential election system is often misunderstood-and hard to explain to our children. "We Elect a President: The Story of Our Electoral College" will help you discover more about the Electoral College and its remarkable history. Why was it created in the first place? Does it still work today? The beautifully illustrated book explains how the Electoral College works and why it is still needed in a great, diverse country such as our own. As the Founders intended, the system continues to protect our republic and promote our liberty. "We Elect a President" is written by Electoral College expert Tara Ross.
Heroes of Liberty recently began a subscription service offering one new book per month featuring American heroes. These beautifully illustrated books tell the stories of great people in American history, providing valuable life lessons and connecting children to our heritage and founding principles. The books are recommended for children ages 7-12.
Lynne Cheney, wife of former Vice President Dick Cheney, has written numerous beautifully illustrated books for children. These bestsellers teach children about American history.
This book is also by Lynne Cheney. Other book by her include: Our 50 States: a Family Adventure Across America America: A Patriotic Primer A is for Abigail: An Almanac of Amazing American Women