Elementary History of the United States of America, Part 1

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J.B. Lippincott Company, 1909 - Pennsylvania - 284 pages


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Page 116 - Ten or twelve hours, perhaps less." "So much the better; I shall not live to see the surrender of Quebec.
Page 38 - As I live," cried the King, when he learned the news 271 from Virginia, " the old fool has put to death more people in that naked country than I did for the murder of my father"; and he showed little patience when the old man came home to make his peace.
Page 84 - I thank God there are no free schools nor printing-presses here, and I hope we shall not have them these hundred years." The restrictions upon the press were so great that no newspaper was published in Virginia until 1736, and that was controlled by the government. Free schools were established in Maryland in 1696, and a free school in Charleston, SC, in 1712.
Page 201 - It is bounded on the west by the Mississippi River, and on the south by the Forked Deer River, and its south fork.
Page vii - American people, adapted in style and language lo the use of the young. As such it is offered to the school public of the United States, with the hope that it may prove a welcome addition to our historical literature.
Page vi - In this work we have, in addition to the historical details, a series of chapters descriptive of city and country life at different periods of our colonial and national history, each a picture of the people of America as they appeared at the various periods indicated.
Page 257 - We demand the free and unlimited coinage of silver and gold at the legal ratio of 16 toi.
Page 90 - Here is a little present," said the red man, as he offered a buffalo skin, painted on the inside with the head and feathers of an eagle. " The feathers of the eagle are soft, and signify love ; the buffalo skin is warm, and is the emblem of protection. Therefore love and protect our little families.
Page 215 - Alabama, and formed a new union which they called the " Confederate States of America.

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