A Pictorial History of the United States

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E.H. Butler, 1857 - 360 pagina's
 

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Government of the colonies
60
War with the Pequod Indians
68
The Indians of New England
76
The Middle States Pennsylvania
91
Character of Penn
94
Governor Andros and the Charter Oak
96
King Williams War
97
Story of Governor Fletcher
98
Religion in the Colonies
100
Education in the Colonies
102
The War of Queen Anne
103
The War at the South
104
The Yamasee War
105
The American Pirates
107
Settlement of Georgia
108
Capture of Louisburg
110
Progress of Agriculture and Manufactures
112
Sufferings of the Colonies
114
Discoveries in the West
115
Settlements in the West
118
George Washington begins his public career
120
Battle at the Great Meadows
122
Defeat of Braddock c
125
The French and Indian War
126
Quebec taken Wolfe slain
128
The French and Indian War concluded c
131
Taxation of the Colonies
132
The Stamp Act
134
Societies and Mobs
135
Repeal of the Stamp Act
137
More Taxation
139
British Troops in Boston
141
The Boston Massacre
143
Burning of the Gaspee
144
The Tea thrown overboard
145
The first Congress
147
The Dawn of Liberty
148
Preparation for War
150
Battle of Lexington
151
Capture of Ticonderoga and Crown Point
154
Vermont and Ethan Allen
155
Battle of Bunkers Hill
156
General Putnam
159
Washington at the head of the Army
162
Attack on Quebec
163
Stories of Arnolds Expedition to Quebec
165
The British driven from Boston
167
Battle at Sullivans Island
169
Declaration of Inuupendence
170
Defence of New York
172
Battle of White Plains
175
Battle at Trenton
178
Battle near Princeton
179
Attack on Danbury in Connecticut
181
Treaty with France
196
Evacuation of Philadelphia and Battle of Monmouth
197
CXUI Massacre at Wyoming
204
Anecdote of La Fayette
210
The War with the Indians
216
Capture of Major Andrť
223
Surrender of Lord Cornwallis
231
Debts of the United States Shays Insurrection
237
Wars with the Indians
244
The Settlement of Ohio
260
Events of 1812 and 1813
282
Battle on Lake Erie
289
War with the Creek Indians
293
Progress of the war
294
The War on the Ocean
295
Defeat of General Wilkinson
296
The War at the Northwest
297
City of Washington burnt
299
Batile near Baltimore
300
The War on Lake Champlain
301
Convention at Hartford
303
Battle of New Orleans
304
Closing Events of the War
306
Difficulties with Algiers
307
State of Indiana
309
President Monroe
310
War with the Seminole Indians
311
State of Alabama
312
States of Maine and Missouri
313
Territory of Florida
315
La Favette in the United States i LXXXIX Difficulties with Georgia
317
Death of Adams and Jefferson
318
President Jackson Nullification
321
President Jacksons second term
322
State of Arkansas
323
The Florida War
324
Michigan the twentysixth pillar
326
President Van Buren
327
Public Improvements Progress of Events
330
Presidents Harrison Tyler Polk and Taylor CXCIX Public Improvements c
337
General Views 312 313 315
339
OTHER PORTIONS OF NORTH AMERICA CCI Mexico Guatemala and Texas
341
British Possessions in North America Polar Regions
343
The West Indies 341
345
SOUTH AMERICA
347
South America
348
South America continued
350
Conclusion
353
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Pagina 290 - We have met the enemy and they are ours; two ships, two brigs, one schooner and one sloop.
Pagina 196 - that the flag of the thirteen United States be thirteen stripes, alternate red and white; that the union be thirteen stars, white in a blue field, representing a new constellation.
Pagina 323 - Its responsibility has been assumed, after the most mature deliberation and reflection, as necessary to preserve the morals of the people, the freedom of the press, and the purity of the elective franchise...
Pagina 221 - Be it enacted, That all and every person and persons whatsoever, who shall hereafter teach or cause any slave or slaves to be taught to write, or shall use or employ any slave as a scribe in any manner of writing whatsoever hereafter taught to write, every such person or persons shall, for every such offence, forfeit the sum of one hundred pounds current money.
Pagina 148 - I must declare and avow, that in all my reading and observation — and it has been my favorite study — I have read Thucydides and have studied and admired the master states of the world — that for solidity of reasoning, force of sagacity, and wisdom of conclusion, under such a complication of difficult circumstances, no nation or body of men can stand in preference to the general congress at Philadelphia.
Pagina 85 - ... to meeting on Sunday, in files on horseback, the farmer holding the bridle in one hand, and a child in the other, his wife seated on a pillion behind him, it may be with a child in her lap, as was the fashion in those days, could not proceed safely ; but, at the moment when least expected, bullets would come whizzing by them, discharged with fatal aim from an ambuscade by the way-side.
Pagina 331 - ... an act to provide for the better organization of the treasury, and for the collection, safe keeping, transfer, and disbursement of the public revenue...
Pagina 246 - May, 1770, my brother returned home for a new recruit of horses and ammunition ; leaving me alone, without bread, salt, or sugar, or even a horse or a dog. I passed a few days uncomfortably. The idea of a beloved wife and family, and their anxiety on my account, would have disposed me to melancholy if I had further indulged the thought. One day, I undertook a tour through the country, when the...
Pagina 319 - the Colossus of that Congress — the great pillar of support to the Declaration of Independence, and its ablest advocate and champion on the floor of the House, was John Adams.
Pagina 93 - Penn came without arms ; he declared his purpose to abstain from violence; he had no message but peace; and not a drop of Quaker blood was ever shed by an Indian.

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