A Primary History of the United States: For Intermediate Classes

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American Book Company, 1885 - United States - 252 pages
General history of the United States, intended for school children.

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Page 141 - Indiana in 1816, Mississippi in 1817, Illinois in 1818, Alabama in 1819, Maine in 1820, Missouri in 1821. The admission of the last-named state was a portentous event, for it suddenly brought the slavery question into the foreground.
Page 107 - I am not worth purchasing; but such as I am, the king of Great Britain is not rich enough to do it.
Page 81 - Fort Oswe'go, on Lake Onta'rio, and Fort William Henry, on Lake George (1757).
Page 81 - When he reached the head of Lake George, he met the French, and a fierce battle was fought. Success seemed at first to be altogether with the French ; but after awhile, Johnson was slightly wounded, when General Lyman, a brave colonial officer, took command and beat the French terribly.
Page 126 - Some of the most important events in the history of our country happened during Jefferson's two busy terms.
Page 218 - ... had a Republican majority, the House a Democratic majority. There were many difficulties in the way of Congress coming to a satisfactory decision. Only a compromise could prevent a deadlock. When, therefore, Congress was confronted with the question, it appointed an Electoral Commission, composed of five Senators, five Representatives and five justices of the Supreme Court. This commission was devised by Democrats, and was supported chiefly by that party. Four of the justices were designated...
Page 166 - States, met at Montgomery, Alabama, and drew up a constitution for the...
Page 141 - This provided that Missouri should be admitted as a slave State ; but that...
Page 86 - ... share in the policy which brought about and carried on the Revolutionary War. For instance, in Barnes's Primary History of the United States (undated, but brought down to the end of the Spanish War) we read : " The English people after a time became jealous of the prosperity of the colonists, and began to devise plans by which to grasp for themselves a share of the wealth that was thus rolling in. ... Indeed, the English people acted from the first as if the colonies existed only for the purpose...
Page 82 - Abercrombie's defeat was the last of the English disasters. The colonists now had arms enough, and were allowed to fight in their own way, and a series of brilliant victories followed.

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