The name of this book is Indian Captive, by Lois Lenski. Most of the story takes place at the Genesee River which is now western New York. The main characters are Mary Jemison and a Seneca Indian named Turkey Feather.
Mary Jemison lived on a farm with her family in eastern Pennsylvania until April 6, 1758 when she was taken away from her family by the Seneca Indians. They took her to southern Ohio and then to the Genesee River to live with them. Mary was very scared on this long journey with the Indians. Poor Mary did not understand them and had a very hard time with them, but she soon came to understand them and made friends.
In the United States of America, we have a government that is a representative democracy. Our government has three branches and they are Executive Branch, Legislative Branch, and Judicial Branch. When the Constitution was written in 1787, it said all three branches must work together.
The White House, Washington D.C.
The Executive Branch was established by Article II of the Constitution. The Executive Branch is responsible for making sure the government follows the laws. At the National level, the President and Vice President are the leaders of the Executive Branch. The President is also Commander-in-Chief of the armed forces. The President also makes sure that the laws of the Legislative Branch are obeyed. The Governor is the leader at the state level and the Mayor is the leader at the local level. You have to be at least thirty-five years old to run for President and have lived in the United States of America for fourteen years. (more…)