The Founding of the United States: 1763-1815

The Founding of the United States: 1763-1815

by Gerry and Janet Souter


I was sitting in Barnes and Noble a while back and decided to go check out their bargain bin. What I found was a really cool book on the founding of the United States. It just so happens that the title is The Founding of the United States: 1763-1815.

Since the Fourth of Jufounding of the USly just past I thought this would be a good time to go over this book.It’s a great hardcover book only 64 pages.

It’s a short history book like the title says from 1763 to 1835.Explains in simple terms what led up to the American Revolution and how the young country survived it first quarter century.From the French and Indian war to the War of 1812 this book is a fun and wonderful resource for and kid interested in history.Along with this resource is about 30 reproductions of hand-drawn map of the Revolutionary War and the war of 1812, the handwritten inaugural address of  George Washington , letters, newspapers, and of course documents like the Declaration of Independence.

Aside from WAR we also learn of the exploration of the west by Lewis and Clark and so much more.This short book is a great way to teach kids about the beginning of the United States and how and why it came about. Also the great men that made it all happen.


More great books for the 4th I like to get kids interested in …

Johnny Tremain

1944 Newbery Medal, Absolutely one of the best historical novels ever written for children. About a young boy getting hooked up with the Sons of Liberty and getting involved with men like  Samuel Adams, John Hancock, Paul Revere and Dr. Joseph Warren

April Morning

Honestly not as good as Johnny Tremain but similar. Adam Cooper a 15 year old boy and his involvement on the Lexington Green that April Morning.  April 19, 1775

The Bastard & The Rebels

The first two books of the Kent Family Chronicles are probably two of my favorites growing up. The writing of John Jakes comes alive as we follow Philip Kent the illegitimate son of a British nobleman as he comes to the American colonies and becomes an American. You cant possible read these two books and not want to read the whole 8 volume series. The Talent of Jakes with his historical fiction is amazing.Truly some of the best books I read way back when


  1. ccarpinello says:

    I still remember Johnny Tremain. A great read for MG. Thank for sharing on the Kit Lit Blog Hop.

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