Keys to American History by Richard Panchyk
Understanding Our Most Important Historic Documents

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The past is brought to life in this fascinating new reference that highlights some of the most seminal documents in American history, including the Declaration of Independence, Washington’s Farewell Address, the Compromise of 1850, and the Emancipation Proclamation. Each key text is prefaced with a brief, dynamic introduction and then further illuminated by the inclusion of a special “What They Were Saying” feature that provides interesting and relevant quotes taken directly from the books, newspapers, and speeches of that time. The documents are often paired with photographs of the original parchments, offering kids a real look at the words that made history. An original approach to learning, this guided tour of American history blows clean the dust and cobwebs of the last 300 years, presenting students with an opportunity to engage the past in a way that is sure to stay with them long after the bells have rung.

 

About Richard Panchyk

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Richard Panchyk is the author of Archaeology for Kids, Franklin Delano Roosevelt for Kids, Galileo for Kids, Keys to American History, Our Supreme Court, and World War II for Kids.
 
Published February 1, 2009 by Chicago Review Press. 224 pages
Genres: History, Education & Reference, Children's Books. Non-fiction

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Since "many of the key moments in American history are associated with documents of some kind," Panchyk pairs those moments to their relevant documents.

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