Bald Eagle : The Story of Our National Bird

Bald Eagle : The Story of Our National Bird

by Hal Marcovitz

Hardcover(Library Binding)

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In the early days of American independence, government leaders tried to identify an animal that would represent the new nation. They settled on the bald eagle, a proud raptor that fiercely defends its nest and its family. The eagle has been used to represent government power since the time of the Roman Empire. In 1787 the bald eagle was officially adopted as the emblem of the United States. The eagle is often shown holding an olive branch (representing peace) and arrows (representing war) in its talons. Today the bald eagle remains a living symbol of American strength and values.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781422231203
Publisher: National Highlights Inc.
Publication date: 09/01/2014
Pages: 48
Product dimensions: 6.60(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range: 9 - 12 Years

Table of Contents

Patriotic Symbols and American History Introduction Barry Moreno 6

1 "The Eagle Has Landed" 9

2 Like a Thunderbolt 13

3 A New Nation Emerges 21

4 A Symbol in America 29

5 Saving Our Proudest Symbol 37

Chronology 42

Series Glossary 43

Further Reading 45

Internet Resources 45

Index 46

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