of September 24, 2001
cannot teach a man anything; you can only help him find it within
a book about Galileo.
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The Constitution (Cornerstones of Freedom)
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from the Cornerstones of Freedom series. Starting with the RINGING
OF THE LIBERTY BELL, this book looks at the American Revolution,
the birth of the United States, and the adoption of the U.S.
CONSTITUTION. It explains the different parts of the Constitution
(the Preamble, Articles, and Amendments), and discusses the "GREAT
COMPROMISE" and "CHECKS & BALANCES" of the government.
Be sure to check out the timeline and glossary in the back.
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This Week's Trivia Question:
What is Ulysses
Name the thirteen
orginial American colonies.
Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Georgia, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maryland,
South Carolina, New Hampshire, Virginia, New York, North Carolina,
and Rhode Island. On December 7, 1787, Delaware was the first colony
to become a state. On May 19, 1790, Rhode Island was the last of
the original colonies to become a state. Today, there are 50 states
in the Union. Did you know Alaska
and Hawaii were the last two states to join the Union in 1959? Read
a book about Colonial Times.
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you know the American Civil War began in Wilbur McLean's backyard
and ended in his front parlor?
Yes, in a way. This
is a popularly held fact about the American Civil War. Although,
the Civil War began on April 12, 1861, at Fort Sumter in Charleston,
South Carolina, the first main battle was the Battle
of Manassas (or Bull Run) near Manassas,
Virginia. This battle was fought on part of Wilbur McLean's backyard.
After the battle, McLean moved his family to the small town of Appomattox
Court House, Virginia. Appomattox remained
quiet until April, 1865, during Lee's Retreat. On April 9, 1865,
Robert E. Lee surrendered to General
Ulysses S. Grant
in Wilbur McLean's front parlor. Read
about the Civil War.
Parlor of McLean House in Appomattox Court
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"My brothers and sisters are my
heroes. I grew up in a very big family, and I enjoyed the friendships
of all my brothers and sisters. They really made it fun to be a
kid, and even more fun to be an adult. And I get to be an auntie
to so many great nieces and nephews."
-- Thanks, Barbara
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- Who's Your Hero?
Q: Who was Patrick
Henry? (Colin M.)
Patrick Henry was a U.S. patriot
and statesman who lived from 1736 to 1799. He was a member of the
Continental Congress from 1774 to 1776. Henry is well known for
his statement, "Give me liberty or give me death!" which was a call
to arms of the Virginia militia a month before the start of the
American Revolution. Read
a book about Patrick Henry.
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