Rescuing the Declaration of Independence: How We Almost Lost the Words That Built America

By REDDING, Anna Crowley

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9780062740328
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HarperCollins Harper


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Reviewed on February 1, 2020  |  Elementary

Gr 1–5—Stephen Pleasonton, a relatively unknown hero of the War of 1812, saved the physical copies of the Declaration of Independence, Articles of Confederation, and the U.S. Constitution from destruction when the British attacked Washington, DC, in 1814. When Secretary of State James Monroe spied the British making preparations to invade the Capitol, he sent a note to President James Madison, and Monroe's office clerk, Pleasonton. The clerk...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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