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Celebrations of a Nation

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Celebrations of a Nation

by Lucile Johnston

$9.95

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Colorful Christian history of United States holidays: Thanksgiving, the Fourth of July, and Presidents' Day. Historical paintings and primary sources cover Colonial and Revolutionary Periods, and Presidents Washington and Lincoln.
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A colorful, informative history based on national holidays. Beautifully illustrated, well-documented stories of the first Thanksgivings, Independence Day, George Washington and Abraham Lincoln. This unique book delves into the personal and public letters of its times to discover the purpose of our holidays. Primary sources reveal our history through the words of the history makers themselves -- their ideals, their hardships, and their reasons for founding a nation based on Christian principles. Begins with the cultural climate in Europe as background for the faith and determination of the Pilgrims’ voyage on the Mayflower, their pioneering of Plymouth Plantation, struggles with disease and starvation, relationships with Native Americans, and celebrations of Thanksgiving. Explains how and why America became a democratic republic: the reasons for the struggle for independence, the personal stories of the revolutionaries, and the founding fathers’ problems agreeing on the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution. Fascinating stories take you into the battles of the Revolutionary War and the debates on the ultimate form of government for the United States. An intimate biography of George Washington, based on his letters and the insights of his peers, follows him from his youthful writings in Barbados, through his years as a revolutionary general, his public service as the first American President, and his retirement at Mount Vernon. Includes a chapter on Abraham Lincoln, from his early writings in Springfield through the Civil War. Size 5.75 (w) x 8.75 (h) x 0.81 (d), 200 pages, hardcover.

Additional Information

ISBN 9780962034305
Author Lucile Johnston
Age Group age 12-18
Book Type N/A

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