A Is for America. An American Alphabet by Devin Scillian

Geography Cultures

By Devin Scillian

From the British and our structure that changed their rule, to Yellowstone Park and Zane Grey's tales of the west, "A is for the US" is a sweeping tribute to all we all know and love approximately our nation. With pleasant poems that beg to be learn aloud, and expository textual content to increase a student's horizons, this American alphabet will make you fall in love with the U.S. again and again. vibrant, superbly distinctive illustrations from California artist Pam Carroll convey every one letter to existence, from eagles to Thomas Edison to the veterans of 2 international Wars.

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Mrs. Pickersgill, along with her 13-year-old daughter Caroline, spent several weeks measuring, cutting, and sewing various pieces of the flag together. When it came time to assemble the entire flag, however, they realized that their home was not large enough. The owner of a local brewery agreed to let the women use his building in the evenings, where they worked by candlelight to finish the flag. In 1814, lawyer Francis Scott Key was waiting on a ship offshore from Fort McHenry, escorting a doctor whose release he had just secured from a British ship.

Old Faithful, Old Glory, and good old Oreos. An overlook in the Ozarks where the occasional opossum goes. The OK Corral was the site of a famous gunfight in Tombstone, Arizona in 1881. The Oregon Trail was actually a series of trails that allowed settlers to move from the eastern half of the country to the western half. S. flag. Pikes Peak was named for Zebulon Pike whose only attempt at climbing the mountain was unsuccessful due to a storm. Peanut butter was just one of more than 300 uses for peanuts invented by George Washington Carver.

One of the greatest baseball players ever, Mickey Mantle was named for another great player, Mickey Cochrane. , stretching from Lake Itasca, Minnesota to just south of New Orleans, Louisiana. Motown introduced the world to many amazingly talented African American musicians and performers. Perhaps the country’s most beloved artist, Norman Rockwell painted everyday scenes of American life. More than 400 Native Americans from the Navaho (Navajo) tribe helped the United States win World War II with the Navaho language.

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