French and Indian War

The Colony of South Carolina

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Life in colonial South Carolina wasn't easy for many settlers. They faced diseases and pirate attacks. Others faced even harder times as they arrived in the colony as slaves. Readers get a detailed look at the early history of South Carolina through accessible text, presented alongside historical primary sources and colorful photographs. From the area's first Native American inhabitants to its role in some of the most important battles of the American Revolution, readers explore the fascinating history of South Carolina.

The Colony of South Carolina

The Colony of North Carolina

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The colonial period in North Carolina was a period of unrest, as borders changed, rebellions occurred, and uprisings happened years before the American Revolution began. Readers discover every twist and turn in North Carolina's colonial history as they learn about its first settlers, early conflicts, and role in America's journey to independence from Britain. Social studies curriculum topics, such as the First Continental Congress and American Revolution, are shown through the eyes of the people of North Carolina.

The Colony of North Carolina

The Colony of New York

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New York played an important part in America's fight for independence. New York City even served as the first capital of the United States! Readers explore the history of New York from its discovery by Europeans and its colonization by both the Dutch and British through its role in the American Revolution and the signing of the U.S. Constitution. Important social studies curriculum topics are presented in an accessible manner, alongside full-color photographs and historical primary sources chosen to give readers a clear picture of what life was like in New York during colonial times.

The Colony of New York

The Colony of New Jersey

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Before New Jersey became the garden state, it was a tiny colony on the Atlantic Coast where the revolutionary spirit appeared long before America's fight for independence. This information-rich text invites readers on a journey through New Jersey's colonial past, covering its time spent as a Dutch claim, its role as British colony, and its contributions to forming the United States.

The Colony of New Jersey

The Colony of New Hampshire

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New Hampshire was the ninth state to ratify the U.S. constitution--the deciding vote in accepting the laws our country still uses today. Though important, it's just one small part of this tiny state's colonial history. Readers will travel back in time through New Hampshire's early industry, its urban growth and development, and the key role it played in the American Revolutionary War. This text examines the French and Indian War, taxation dissent, and fight for independence as New Hampshire colonists may have experienced it.

The Colony of New Hampshire

The Colony of Connecticut

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The colony of Connecticut was instrumental in the formation of the United States. Connecticut was the birthplace of some of the most important patriots of the American Revolution, including Nathan Hale, who was a famous patriot spy. As readers explore the history of Connecticut during its time as a British colony, they also learn about topics relevant to social studies curricula, such as the French and Indian War and the protests against British taxation.

The Colony of Connecticut

The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere

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One If By Land, Two If By Sea
Paul Revere was a respected Boston citizen, an artisan, and a patriot. However, he is best known for his ride through Boston on horseback, warning the citizens to assemble in an effort to ward off the advancing British army. This richly illustrated and beautifully designed interactive eBook presents the story of Revere's life and his midnight ride in a fun and engaging way, with primary source documents, maps, video, timelines, and other interactive elements to enrich the learning experience.

The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere

George Washington

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America's History Maker. How did George Washington become our first president? This engrossing interactive eBook takes readers through the historical narrative of this amazing man's election. Students will learn about Washington's life from his childhood on a Virginia farm to being chosen as a representative at the First Continental Congress. Details of Washington's heroics in the Revolutionary War and his position as the country's first president, as well as illustrations and historical images, bring this portrait of a Founding Father to life.

George Washington

The Colony of New York

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New York was one of the thirteen original British colonies. During those early days, New York began to establish itself as a land of valuable resources and innovative, free-thinking individuals. This book chronicles the history of early New York, how it became a British colony, and what life was like in colonial New York. The facts are richly supplemented with detailed maps and primary source documents from the era.

The Colony of New York