High School English Grammar and Composition by P.C. Wren

By P.C. Wren

It offers considerable advice and perform in sentence development, right utilization, comprehension, written composition and different allied parts in an effort to equip the coed being able to converse successfully in English.

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Conditions on the “hulks” were horrific, and many prisoners died. Both the British and the Americans claimed that they treated prisoners honorably, according to the accepted codes of warfare. But both sides committed horrible atrocities. The most notorious British war prisons were the “hulks,” great ships anchored in the Hudson River. Thousands of Americans languished in the dark, airless holds deep below the waterline of the prison ships. There was seldom enough food or fresh water to go around, and epidemics of smallpox and other diseases raged.

Like the War Between the States, it wrenched families apart and twisted old friends into bitter enemies. As passions mounted, the rules of decency crumbled. A spirit of distrust swept the colonies, turning ordinary people into accused and accusers. Thousands of reasonable, sincere men and women wholeheartedly believed that the colonies should become independent. Thousands more, just as reasonable and sincere, felt that independence would lead to disaster. Risking their homes, their property, and even their lives, they pledged their loyalty to England.

Thomas Jefferson was a lawyer and tobacco planter with a quick, wide-ranging mind. His interests included architecture, music, and government. He was also a talented writer. Drawing on his studies of democracy in ancient Greece as well as more recent European thought, Jefferson wrote almost the entire first draft of the Declaration of Independence. The rest of the committee suggested a few minor changes, and on June 28, 1776, the Congress saw the completed document. The Declaration of Independence sparked fierce debate among the delegates to the Congress.

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