Chapter abstracts are short descriptions of events that occur in each chapter. They highlight major plot events and detail the important relationships and characteristics of characters and objects. The Chapter Abstracts can be used to review what the students have read, or to prepare the students for what they will read. Hand the abstracts out in class as a study guide, or use them as a "key" for a class discussion. They are relatively brief, but can serve to be an excellent refresher of the text for either a student or teacher.
Part 1 Chapter 1 Abstract
* Truman's maternal grandparents and paternal grandparents migrate to Missouri as farmers in the 1840's
* Truman's ancestors were Scotch-Irish, Baptist, industrious people who loved their country, their families and their freedom
* The history of Missouri is outlined, including the Mormon Difficulties, the American Civil War, and the frightening days of Quantrille's raiders.
* Throughout all...
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