Give Me Liberty! by Russell Freedman
The Story of the Declaration of Independence

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Describes the events leading up to the Declaration of Independence as well as the personalities and politics behind its framing.
 

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Russell Freedman (born 1929 in San Francisco) is a biographer and author of nearly 50 books for young people. He is most notable for receiving the 1988 Newbery Medal with his work Lincoln: A Photobiography. In 1998, he received the Laura Ingalls Wilder Medal for his lifelong contribution to children's literature. He received one of the 2007 National Humanities Medals. He currently lives in New York City.
 
Published January 1, 2000 by Holiday House. 90 pages
Genres: History, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

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He devotes a chapter to each of the Ten Amendments and Supreme Court cases testing the laws, and an additional chapter explores how the 14th Amendment guarantees “equal protection of the laws” and defines national citizenship.

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Another interesting feature is “Visiting the Declaration of Independence.” It contains a short review of what happened to the document in the years after it was written, a useful Web site, and a description of how it is displayed and protected today at the National Archives building in Washington...

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