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New York in the American Revolution

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Uniquely presented here is the New York experience of the American Revolution. New York was the site of several important battles and many New Yorkers were major contributors in the war effort. Budding historians learn about the early stirrings of dissatisfaction with British rule, and how this conflict escalated into the development of a new country. This volume contains political cartoons, paintings, and other primary source documents.

New York in the American Revolution

New York's Economic Growth

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With the onset of the Industrial Revolution, New York State truly came into its own as a center for industry and economy. Businessmen like Jay Gould of the railroad industry and oil tycoon JD Rockefeller helped make New York prosperous, while many local inventors, engineers, and architects helped create new and valuable ideas. From the beauty and strength of the Brooklyn Bridge to the innovations of Corning Glass Works, New York's past and present are ripe with fascinating tales of economic growth and innovation.

New York's Economic Growth

Leaders in Colonial New York

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New York would not be the state it is today without the many strong leaders of its past. This fascinating resource examines some of the most influential men and women in New York's early history, including Peter Minuit, Sybil Ludington, Peter Stuyvesant, Red Jacket, and George Clinton. Entertaining biographical information is woven into the narrative of New York history and is presented along with primary source documents and paintings supporting the contributions of these early luminaries.

Leaders in Colonial New York

New York in the New Nation

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After the American Revolution, New York played a major role in the development of the newly formed United States. Not only was New York City the first capitol of the new nation, but many influential local writers, inventors, and leaders provided valuable contributions to the newly forming American government, economy, and culture. This engaging book provides information, supported by primary sources from the period, on the people and events that made New York such an invaluable part of the early history of the United States.

New York in the New Nation

Will You Sign Here, John Hancock?

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Known for his memorable signature at the bottom of the Declaration of Independence, the rest of John Hancock’s life is not as well known to many students and citizens.

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Will You Sign Here, John Hancock?

The American Revolution (1996, 2003)

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This exciting program uncovers the seeds of the American Revolution and explains that the causes were rooted in England's imperial policies. It introduces the resistance leaders, Patriots and Loyalists, and the events leading to the Boston Massacre. See how the Coercive Acts, passed in response to the Boston Tea Party, helped unite the colonies.

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00:30
The American Revolution

And Then What Happened, Paul Revere?

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Jean Fritz gives us an inside look not only into the details of Paul Revere’s famous ride into Lexington, but into the very nature of Paul Revere himself.

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Elementary
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And Then What Happened, Paul Revere?

Jean Fritz: Six Revolutionary War Figures

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Ben Franklin, Samuel Adams, John Hancock, Paul Revere, Patrick Henry, and King George III were all integral in the vivid tale of the American Revolution.

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Elementary
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00:16
Jean Fritz: Six Revolutionary War Figures

John, Paul, George and Ben

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According to the author, John (Hancock), Paul (Revere), George (Washington), Ben (Franklin), and Independent Tom (Jefferson) were always getting into trouble together as boys before getting into bi

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John, Paul, George and Ben

The Journey of the One and Only Declaration of Independence

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The Declaration of Independence has been around through every stage of American History and its journey is followed through pivotal points in U.S.

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Elementary
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The Journey of the One and Only Declaration of Independence

A Primary Source History of the Colony of Massachusetts (Unabridged)

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The Massachusetts colony would be the first to organize and unite with other colonies, and one of the first to take a stand when troubles developed with England, thereby leading the cause for independence. It was John Hancock of Massachusetts who would propose the Bill of Rights that still protects and guarantees the basic freedoms of Americans.

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A Primary Source History of the Colony of Massachusetts (Unabridged)

A Primary Source History of the Colony of Georgia (Unabridged)

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Take a step back and discover the 13 colonies of Colonial America. From European exploration through the American Revolution, witness the unique history and character of each colony. Trace the role of each colony in the American Revolution and that colony's impact on the formation of our Constitution.

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A Primary Source History of the Colony of Georgia (Unabridged)

Liberty's Kids Disc One (2002)

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Caught on opposite sides of the revolution, Benjamin Franklin’s teenage reporters—American colonist James and young Englishwoman Sarah—confront the real, physical dangers of combat. Forced to choose between their friendship and allegiance to their countries, the kids find that their understanding of good and evil is challenged by the moral dilemmas of war.

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Primary
Elementary
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02:41
Liberty's Kids Disc One

Liberty's Kids Disc Two (2002)

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Caught on opposite sides of the revolution, Benjamin Franklin’s teenage reporters—American colonist James and young Englishwoman Sarah—confront the real, physical dangers of combat. Forced to choose between their friendship and allegiance to their countries, the kids find that their understanding of good and evil is challenged by the moral dilemmas of war.

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Primary
Elementary
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02:41
Liberty's Kids Disc Two

Liberty's Kids Disc Three (2002)

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Caught on opposite sides of the revolution, Benjamin Franklin’s teenage reporters—American colonist James and young Englishwoman Sarah—confront the real, physical dangers of combat. Forced to choose between their friendship and allegiance to their countries, the kids find that their understanding of good and evil is challenged by the moral dilemmas of war.

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Primary
Elementary
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02:18
Liberty's Kids Disc Three

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