I Survived the American Revolution, 1776
British soldiers were everywhere. There was no escape.
Nathaniel Fox never imagined he’d find himself in the middle of a blood-soaked battlefield, fighting for his life. He was only eleven years old! He’d barely paid attention to the troubles between America and England. How could he, while being worked to the bone by his cruel uncle, Uriah Storch?
But when his uncle’s rage forces him to flee the only home he knows, Nate is suddenly propelled toward a thrilling and dangerous journey into the heart of the Revolutionary War. He finds himself in New York City on the brink of what will be the biggest battle yet.
- For Ages: 7 - 10 years old.
- 144 pages.
REAL FACTS ABOUT THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION
The American Revolution began because colonists were frustrated that Britain forced them to pay taxes, yet did not give them any representation in the British Parliament. Colonists rallied behind the phrase, “no taxation without representation.”
The first shot fired in the American Revolution was on April 19, 1775 in Lexington, Massachusetts. It became famously known as the "shot heard round the world".
George Washington attended school until he was 14 years old and he became Commander of the Virginia Militia when he was just 23.
Although the war was between the colonies and Great Britain, other countries got involved as well. The French were a major ally to the colonies and there were French, German, and Spanish soldiers who fought in the war.
The Battle of Saratoga was the first great American victory of the war and is widely believed to have been the turning point that led America to triumph over Britain.
Congress officially adopted the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776, but it wasn't until the Treaty of Paris was signed in 1783 that Great Britain acknowledged America's independence. The treaty established a northern boundary with Canada and set the Mississippi River as the western boundary.