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What Your Child Is Learning in Unit 4 "The Struggle for Independence"

In this unit, your child will examine how a new country, the United States of America, emerged from disagreements with Britain to become an independent nation. He or she will learn how the British and the colonists disagreed over economic policies, and how this led the colonists to form a new government and fight a war for independence. Your child will also come to understand how the U.S. Constitution was created.

Activities You Can Do at Home to Support Your Child's Learning

Chapter 10 Crisis with Britain

Chapter 11 War Breaks Out

Chapter 12 Searching for Unity

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