The purpose of this book is to furnish the teachers and pupils of our country, material with which the idea of true Americanism may be developed until "America First" shall become the slogan of every man, woman, and child in the United States.
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General Washington and his Army
Fifer } Drummer } Leading the Army Little Boy } in "The Spirit of '76"
THE CONTINENTAL CONGRESS
SCENE I.--Congress assembled; John Hancock in the chair as president; his keynote speech.
JOHN HANCOCK. Gentlemen of the Continental Congress:--I thank you for the signal honor you have conferred on me in making me your presiding officer. I am glad to see so many Colonies represented in this Congress. Let us show the nations of the old world what the people of the new world will do when left to themselves, to their own unbiased good sense, and to their own true interests. On us depend the destinies of our country--the fate of three millions of people, and of the countless millions of our posterity. Matchless is our opportunity--matchless also is our responsibility! May the God of nations guide us in our deliberations and in our actions.<