This is the essential chapter in the John Adams story that tells of his vision and courage in making the Declaration of Independence happen. Marked for hanging by George III, Adams risked his life to secure "independence forever" for America. Aided by the strong support of his wife, Abigail, Adams spoke up in the Continental Congress and in Europe with a "voice heard 'round the world". His dedication to the cause of American freedom separated him from his family for ten long years. Winner of the 2012 New England Book Award for Best in Category K-12. Paperback. 36 pgs.