America's Famous Documents

The United States has many important documents that helped define us as a nation, declare our independence, create a government and turn the tide of history. This feature highlights those important documents, such as the Declaration of Independence.
The Creation of the U.S. Constitution

The Creation of the U.S. Constitution

Michael Burgan
Illustrator:  Gordon Purcell , Terry Beatty 
Nonfiction Graphic Novel  Series
For ages 7 to 10
Capstone Press, 2006   ISBN: 978-0736864916
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If you were there when they signed the constitution

If you were there when they signed the constitution

Richard Rosenblum
Nonfiction Picture Book
For ages 8 to 10
Scholastic, 1992   ISBN: 978-0590451598
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Constitution Translated for Kids

Constitution Translated for Kids

Cathy Travis
Nonfiction
For ages 10 and up
Synergy Books, 2006   ISBN: 978-1933538013
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American Documents: The Mayflower Compact

American Documents: The Mayflower Compact

Judith Lloyd Yero
Nonfiction
For ages 8 to 12
National Geographic, 2006   ISBN: 978-0792258919
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Declaration of Independence from A to Z, The

Declaration of Independence from A to Z, The

Catherine L. Osornio
Illustrator:  Layne Johnson 
Nonfiction Picture Book
For ages 6 to 10
Pelican Publishing, 2010   ISBN: 978-1589806764
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The Declaration of American Independence

The Declaration of American Independence

Valerie Bodden
Nonfiction
For ages 12 and up
The Creative Company, 2010   ISBN: 978-1583417331
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The Declaration of Independence: The Words that Made America

The Declaration of Independence: The Words that Made America

Illustrator:  Sam Fink 
Nonfiction Picture Book
For ages 9 and up
Scholastic, 2002   ISBN: 978-0439703154
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The Journey of the one and only Declaration of Independence

The Journey of the one and only Declaration of Independence

Judith St. George
Illustrator:  Will Hillenbrand 
Nonfiction Picture Book
For ages 6 to 10
Penguin, 2005   ISBN: 978-0399237386
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American Documents: The Emancipation Proclamation

American Documents: The Emancipation Proclamation

Marianne Mccomb
Nonfiction
For ages 8 to 10
National Geographic, 2005   ISBN: 978-0792279167
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The Founders: The 39 Stories Behind the U.S. Constitution

The Founders: The 39 Stories Behind the U.S. Constitution

Dennis Brindell Fradin
Illustrator:  Michael McCurdy 
Nonfiction
For ages 12 and up
Walker, 2005   ISBN: 0802789722
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The Signers: The 56 Stories behind the Declaration of Independence

The Signers: The 56 Stories behind the Declaration of Independence

Dennis Brindell Fradin
Illustrator:  Michael McCurdy 
Nonfiction
For ages 14 to and up
Walker, 2003   ISBN: 978-0802788498
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