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Nonfiction titles feature key elementary subjects like then and now, famous documents in history, biographies and much more.
George Washington helped form the United States into what it is today by making wise decisions. After becoming a war hero in the French and Indian War, he went on to lead a fight against the British in the American Revolution. He continued his legacy by becoming the first president of the United States.
John Jay served in all three branches of the government. Once the Constitution was written, he was a staunch supporter of the document, joining some other men in anonymously writing “The Federalist Papers,” which explained to the public why the Constitution should be ratified. Soon after, he was made chief justice of the Supreme Court, and he was given the position of declaring laws unconstitutional for the very first time.
Ancient Egyptian civilization first began along the Nile River when nomads grew tired of the dangers of traveling and settled into villages for safety. They constructed the great pyramids and were strong mathematicians. Because of the location of Egypt, pharaohs had constant problems protecting the land from intruders, and Egypt was eventually conquered by the great Roman Empire.
Siddhartha Gautama The Buddha
Siddhartha Gautama was born to the king of a tribe in northern India. He became known as “The Buddha.” Buddha traveled India for 45 years, teaching anyone who would listen.
Community Leaders Then and Now
Community leaders guide people and help them in times of trouble. They are role models, such as school principals, mayors, and Red Cross volunteers and often teach and help with charities. As the needs of people change, so do the jobs of community leaders.