Learn the foundations of our Nation. All ages will enjoy this book from the 5th grade up through adult years. It is a handy resource for first time learning, review or reference. The book focuses on the early years of America but there is so much more historical information, facts and trivia included. There is an easy to follow chronology describing Colonial times and the Revolutionary War era, leading up to the Declaration of Independence, the U.S. Constitution, and the Bill of Rights. You will have your own copy of these historical documents. Also included is information about the Presidents, First Ladies, the Original Thirteen Colonies, Three Branches of Government, the Fifty States, National Symbols, Electoral College and more. The U.S. Citizenship Test of 100 questions is newly included, and is excellent for civics studies as well an an aid to citizenship studies. There is a special note on the National Parks…their history and how they preserve our American heritage. There are many sites of historic importance and natural beauty preserved for our benefit. There are lists of the National Parks related to Colonial and Revolutionary War times, Sites of Remembrance (for our Veterans), and of our most cherished National Parks. There are over 50 pages of historical sketches and images. 2017 Silver Medal Award winner by the Military Writers Society of America in the Young Adult category. Additionally, book was selected as an Award Winning Finalist in both the 2016 Best Book Awards and the 2017 International Book Awards, both in the U.S. History category. Book size is 8.5″ x 11″ There is so much more in this Second Edition. (Revised January 2017). Everyone should have a copy!
Reviews for the Book
The e-book Americana A Civics Handbook was a pretty good book that explained American history and traditions. I doubt that one could find a better handbook for explaining American culture from the founding of each of the 13 colonies to the Declaration of Independence to the Pledge of Allegiance. The book provides the complete text of the Declaration of Independence, and the United States Constitution with all the amendments from 1 to 26. There is so much information about the United States that it would take several pages to describe that information in a review of the book. I especially enjoyed the Civics Test; I wonder how many Americans could get 60/100 questions correct? I have quite a few other thoughts, but the e-book is nonpolitical, so I will not add any political statements. I will just say that all Americans what ever their political points of view should read the book. I did find a partial error in one of the questions. - Modupe Hendricks
About the Author: Mary B. Mackley
Mary B. Mackley attributes her passion for History and Civics to inspirational teachers in her youth. She worked as an interpreter for a National Historic Site during and after college, before becoming a nurse. Throughout her years working as a nurse, she embraced her role as teacher with her patients. Teaching others, she believes, empowers them with knowledge. Her passion for History, love of collecting books and research, and a desire to empower fellow citizens and others, led to her writing her Civics Handbook.
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