Historic Philadelphia A Pictorial Journey for Students by The Editors of Blue Shoe Press
- Language: English
- Publisher: Random House
- Pages: 454
- Publication date: 2016
Imagine a time when, in a single city, there walked great men like George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, and John Adams. You're probably thinking of Washington, D.C., home of the great Capitol, the White House, and the Pentagon, but none of them existed at that time. Yet, what is now the United States was very much alive and the Founding Fathers were very much involved in declaring their independence from tyranny and pledging themselves and their families to the birth of a nation. The date is 1776, the city is Philadelphia, and the location is Independence Hall, a place that today is Independence Hall National Historic Park. Here, the Declaration of Independence was written and signed and the first sessions of Congress were held. It’s also where the Constitution was written and where George Washington was appointed General of the Revolutionary Army, which would fight from April 19, 1775 through September 3, 1783 for liberty and freedom and finally, victory against King George of England. While it’s very important to visit Washington, D.C., one cannot ignore the importance of a visit to Philadelphia and Independence Hall, for it is here that the birth of a great nation took place. This book is a walking tour of historic Philadelphia, presented as a conversation between two friends as they explore the sights. You can follow along as they take in the many fascinating places found in this unique setting. You’ll also find numerous photos, which illustrate and bring to life the various places these friends visit. Students will especially appreciate the study guide, which includes a list of books and additional resources (such as websites and archives) that have been selected to encourage further exploration. Historic Philadelphia is an exciting place, and this book will greatly enhance your visit, whether it’s virtual or in person.
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