The American colonists were fed up with British law. They refused to buy English goods. They formed a militia of tradesmen and farmers ready to fight at a moment’s notice. Most importantly, they joined together. All 13 colonies sent representatives to decide whether they should form a new country. That group wrote the Declaration of Independence, the document that summed up a revolution.
About Lucille Recht Penner
Lucille Recht Penner was born in New York City and is an alumna of Barnard College. She has written more than twenty books for children on subjects ranging from dinosaurs to Native American food. Her books in the MATH MATTERS®… More about Lucille Recht Penner