This entertaining book provides a brief history of the events leading to the Revolutionary War & the writing of the Declaration of Independence. Boxed sidebars add details, such as a glossary of terms in the Declaration, a timeline of what led to the writing, & a discussion of the signers. There is even a humorous dialogue between John Adams & Thomas Jefferson about who should do the actual writing. The text of the Declaration of Independence is included. Bibliography & index. Part of the I Know America series.Schleifer, Jay is the author of 'Our Declaration of Independence' with ISBN 9781562948146 and ISBN 1562948148.