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Haym Salomon

HAYM SALOMONAmerican Patriot

This book highlights a significant part of US History. The Revoluntionary War was between the Thirteen American Colonies and the Kingdom of Great Britian. This is a great way to discuss major events that happened during that time. In the book it mentions the Boston Tea Party, Capture at Fort Ticonderoga, and the Gaspee Affair.

History

This book highlights how immigrants traveled to America from Poland, Germany, France, Russia, Italy; most of which settled in New York and surrounding areas. It also discusses a wide range of places such as New York, England, Massachusetts, Pennsylvannia, Chicago and Philadelphia. There are many ways you can utilize the information in this book to teach students about geographical regions, about how individuals from other countries migrated to America, and what geographical areas were like during the American Revolution and how it changed over time, especially as more immigrants continued to migrate into the area.

Geography

This book talks about one of America's first true patriots, an unsung Jewish hero during the American Revolution. Haym Salomon was a brave man who risked his life and finances, went to prison, and was forced to abandon his home and family for American independence. He was the finacier of the American Revolution during the war. Haym a man of worldy travels, spoke many languages and knew of many currencies. While living in New York, he had a great way with people and money seeing that the city was full of individuals from vast backgrounds, cultures, and languages. Haym who had a successful business in New York, left it all behind to help in the Revoluntionary efforts. He joined a group called the "Sons of LIberty", who supported the soldiers who were fighting against the British.

Summary

This book is all about culture. For starters, its highlighting one of America's hero during the American Revolution. It brings awarness that during this time there were so many different immigrant groups who had came to America. Haym himself was Jewish and he moved to America from Poland. It mentions different cultures and their different languages, and how Haym himself traveled and knew mostly all the languages. In the book it mentions how his ability to understand and speak languages gained him respect during his time as a captive. Some of those mentioned were german, polish, french, italian, english, and russian. It also highlights the different types of currencies each culture had, seeing as how Haym was a financial connoisseur. It speaks about cultural buildings in relation to religion, mentioning a synagogue and a congreation Mikveh Israel. It also teaches about the struggles between different cultures during the revolution and their cultural ideals.

Cultural

Creator: Ashley Hull

Text to TextThe Stamp Act, is a primary source document that was created by the Son's of Liberty. Haym Salomon was one of the individuals who was apart of that group during the Revolutionary War. In the book, George vs. George begins with an introduction about both George Washington and King George. Then it walks the reader through the events of the American Revolution by examining both sides of the story.

Author: Susan Goldman Rubin

Strengths / WeaknessesThis book includes historical events, economics, a wide range of cultural aspects, and covers geography, mentioning different places that were involved during the American Revolution. It highlights one of the unsung heros in our history, a Jewish man who came to America from Poland. It speaks to the fact that America is a melting pot of different individuals from around the world.

Stamp ActIntroduction: After winning the French-Indian War in 1763, the British were in a lot of debt. They tried to raise money by taxing the American colonists. In March 1765, the British passed the Stamp Act. It went into effect on November 1, 1765. It placed a tax on all newspapers and other printed materials. The Stamp Act would have an effect on anyone who bought a printed item like a newspaper.Document A (Modified)My Dear Countrymen, AWAKE! Awake, my Countrymen and defeat those who want to enslave us. Do not be cowards. You were born in Britain, the Land of Light, and you were raised in America, the Land of Liberty. It is your duty to fight this tax. Future generations will bless your efforts and honor the memory of the saviors of their country. I urge you to tell your representatives that you do not support this terrible and burdensome law. Let them know what you think. They should act as guardians of the liberty of their country. I look forward to congratulating you on delivering us from the enemies of truth and liberty.Source: This letter appeared in the Boston-Gazette newspaper on October 7, 1765.Document B (Modified)The riotous behavior of the people in Boston is remarkable. I would have been less surprised by their behavior if we had taxed their beer, because everyone drinks beer. But the Stamp Act is a tax on none of the necessities of life.It does not affect the poor. And even a poor person can afford this little amount of money. The tax on newspapers only affects the rich— common people do not purchase newspapers. Isn’t it surprising, then, that the mob in Boston has begun to riot against this tax even before it has officially gone into effect?Source: This letter was written in a London newspaper and then published in the Boston Gazette Supplement two months after the Stamp Act went into effect on January 27, 1766Document C (Modified)Philadelphia January 13th 1766 My Lords,The colonists have been insulting His Majesty, saying that the Stamp Act was unconstitutional, and oppressive. It is apparent to many people here that the Presbyterians are at the head of these riots. They are opposed to Kings and some cry out— ‘No King but King Jesus.’ The leaders fill every newspaper with inflammatory pieces, so that the minds of the common people are kept in a continual ferment. . . No one dares write anything that would calm the people down. Doing so would put the writer’s life and fortune in danger. I am convinced the Presbyterians intend nothing less than the throwing off their allegiance and obedience to his Majesty, and forming a Republican Empire, in America, and being Lords and Masters themselves. I am daily threatened by verbal messages and anonymous letters, with a mob of several thousand people, from the Jerseys, New York, and New England. I conclude with praying, that the Almighty may secure the allegiance of America to the Crown of Britain, by destroying the seeds of rebellion, and by punishing the ringleaders of these riots. I am, My Lords, Your most Obedient & Most Humble Servant,John HughesSource: The letter above was written by John Hughes, Stamp Distributor in Philadelphia, to his bosses in London. His job was to collect the tax on stamps


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