The book I will be discussing is 17776 by David McCullough. This book takes place during one of the greatest times in America. During this time is the actual birth of the United states. The author that wrote this great book is David McCullough. He is called the "citizen chronicler" by Librarian of Congress James Billington. He was born July 7, 1933 by Ruth and Christian Hax McCullough. He also is a American author, narrator, historian, and lecturer. He is a two-time winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award and a recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the United States' highest civilian award. Born and raised in Pittsburgh, McCullough earned a degree in English literature from Yale University. The book "1776" historian McCullough again uses his talent for narrating history the way no one else can. This book takes us back to the time when Washington, Adams, Greene, Hamilton, and the rest of the founding men were flesh and blood, not historical figures. This book brings out the struggles and triumphs these guys were faced with, all with eloquence and master story telling. The book "1776" tells two gripping stories: how a group of squabbling, disparate colonies became the United States, and how the British Empire tried to stop them. A story with a cast of amazing characters from George III to George Washington, to soldiers and their families, this exhilarating book is one of the great pieces of historical narrative. This book was Based on extensive research both in American, as well as British archives, David McCullough tells of the powerful drama which took place when General George
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Author David McCullough
Country United States
Subject History/U.S. History/American Revolution/Military History
Publisher Simon & Schuster, Inc.
May 24, 2005
ISBN ISBN 978-0-7432-2671-4 (hardcover)
ISBN 978-0-7432-2672-1 (paperback)…
considered the nastiest in American history. Indeed, the campaign did not reflect well on the Founders or their new government. The race between Federalist John Adams and Republican Thomas Jefferson was raucous, bitter, and unpredictable. Historian David McCullough wrote that according to the opposing campaigns, "if Jefferson was a Jacobin, a shameless southern libertine, and a 'howling' atheist, Adams was a Tory, a vain Yankee scold, and, if truth be known, 'quite mad.''"1
The charges and countercharges…
speeches, and other such things with the mentality of liberty on the mind of most of American colonist. The large cause was a series of economic and political actions taken by Britain that were disliked and disapproved by the American colonist which united the colonist together under a single cause.
Taxes are one of the biggest reasons why war was declared these taxes where impose to pay for the debt Britain had acquired from the French and Indian war 1754-1763. One of the first series of taxes was…
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Sugar Act (1764) Revenue-raising act passed by the British parliament on sugar and sugar products
Was stricter enforcement of earlier Molasses Act of 1733
Angered colonists, taxation without representation
Stamp Act (1765) Direct tax on the colonies requiring all printed materials (legal documents, deeds, newspapers, magazines, etc.) to have a stamp on them
Colonists had to pay stamp collectors to get stamps
Declaratory Act (1766) Repealed the Stamp Act
...but, said parliament "had, hath, and…