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Take a look at what the situation was between America and England, and how their conflict eventually led to the creation and acceptance of the Declaration of Independence. Simple, easy to understand language will get kids into reading about the taxation debate, the Boston Tea Party, the First Continental Congress, the battles at Lexington and Concord, the Second Continental Congress, Thomas Jefferson's drafts of the declaration, the vote for independence and other important aspects of independence. Maps, illustrations, period reproductions, the original Declaration of Independence, glossary, "Did You Know?" section, timeline, a list of important people, list of recommended resources, and an index are included. 48 pages, Grades 4-6.