Two American Biographies
I just read these books:
Daniel Boone lived from 1734-1820.
He was an American Pioneer who was most famous for exploring Kentucky.
He was also a soldier, politician, surveyor, and a merchant.
Benjamin Franklin was a paper printer.
He discovered electricity.
He played music.
He helped write the U.S. Constitution.
Today I just read a short biography about Andrew Jackson.
He was born in 1767 in the Waxhaw region – which is near where I was born, Charlotte, NC.
Andrew joined the army during the Revolutionary War when he was only 13.
His Dad died before he was born, and the rest of his family died during the War.
Even though he was an orphan he went on to do many great things.
And he became the 7th President of the United States.
He’s my father’s favorite President!
I just read a short biography about Tecumseh.
He was an American Indian.
He was born in 1768. He lived in Ohio.
He was in a lot of wars against America.
His tribe was Shawnee, he was the leader.
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Thomas Jefferson was born April 13,1743.
He wrote the Declaration of Independence.
He was 3rd President of United States.
He built Monticello – a big house on a little mountain on it.
He was an inventor. Here are some of his inventions.
When he was President, he bought Louisiana – but it was more than it was more than Louisiana. See image below.
He was the father of University of Virgina.
He died July 4, 1826 – which is exactly 50 years after everybody signed the Declaration of Independence.
A Famous House
Yesterday I went to Sagamore Hill.
That is Teddy Roosevelt’s old house.
Teddy was the 26th President.
He was very good at hunting, horseback riding, and other outside activities.
First I went to the museum, then I did a quiz, and when I finished it I got a junior ranger badge.
Then we had lunch and then we went on a tour in Teddy Roosevelt’s house.
Book Report – Squanto
That’s a book I read this week.
It is a true story about an Indian boy named Squanto.
He lived in America and then he went to London with the white men.
He learned English there and stayed for many years.
Squanto wanted to go home and boarded Captain John Smith’s ship.
A bad man named Captain Hunt kidnapped him and tried to sell him as a slave.
But some good men freed him and he got back to his home in America.