It began long before John Hancock inked his signature on the Declaration of Independence but when the first shots were fired, they were heard around the world. And when the cannons' thunder faded, the world was forever changed - and a new country was about to be born. This book describes fascinating facts and fun activities your students will love. The American Milestone series are a favorite among teachers nationwide. This book includes ideas for lesson plans, hands-on activities, biographies, fascinating facts and stories. Your students will be amazed as they study the American Revolution. The American Milestone series meets national and social studies standards. This 32-page, paperback book is reproducible and educational.