In a small two-room, rented apartment in Philadelphia, Thomas Jefferson wrote the Declaration of Independence—the birth certificate of the United States of America. It was not an assignment he wanted. “All eyes were fixed on Jefferson, who sat with his head bowed. . . . They watched as he crossed his arms and cupped his chin with his left hand. . . . More time passed until he scanned the face of each man again. ‘If you are determined,’ he finally said, ‘I will do as well as I can.'” Jefferson’s Masterpiece is the compelling story of the creation of the Declaration of Independence—the most important document in American history. With historical detail, Jefferson’s Masterpiece tells how the Declaration of Independence was written, edited, approved and signed by the fifty-six delegates to the Second Continental Congress. It allows the reader to experience what took place between June 11 and August 2, 1776—Jefferson’s work on the Declaration and his daily activities, the proceedings of Congress, and the military conflict between America’s Continental Army and the British military.
Signers of the Declaration of Independence
Uncle Rick brings history alive once again in this exciting audio recording! Your children will love these stories of the brave men who defied the King of England and declared themselves and their country men to be free. They will learn about: —Sam Adams, who organized the Boston Tea Party and founded the Sons of Liberty –-John Hancock, president of the Continental Congress and first man to sign the Declaration —Robert Morris, a millionaire who spent himself into poverty to support the American army —Abraham Clark, who refused to betray his country, even though the British offered to release his son, a prisoner of war —Caesar Rodney, who, though suffering from cancer, rode all night through the rain to sign the Declaration –and more!