A First Book in American History: With Special Reference to the Lives and Deeds of Great Americans

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American Book Company, 1899 - United States - 207 pages
 

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Page 199 - ... confirmation of the grant in 1823. Emigrants from the United States flocked into Texas. A thousand families were soon there. Spanish rule was harsh towards the American colonists, and they were so oppressed that, in 1833, they took the measures to obtain the independence of the State already described. The annexation of Texas to the United States led to a war with Mexico (see MEXICO, WAR WITH), begun in 1846, and ended by treaty in February, 1848. It then embraced an area of 376,163 square miles.
Page 128 - Speaker, and in the tone and emphasis peculiar to himself, continued, " may profit by their example. If that be treason, make the most of it...
Page i - A First Book in American History. WITH SPECIAL REFERENCE TO THE LIVES AND DEEDS OF GREAT AMERICANS. By EDWARD EGGLESTON.
Page 45 - Neversink, described by him as a "very good land to fall in with, and a pleasant land to see.
Page 100 - As he was the Secretary of the Convention of 1787, which formed the Constitution of the United States, I asked him to call again at my office this day, to look at the journals and papers deposited by President Washington in the Department of State, 1 9th March, 1796, and, if he could, to explain the condition in which they are.
Page 118 - ... train of waggons with entrenching tools, etc., and 2,000 men, were sent to the Dorchester heights, and, under cover of darkness, the fortifications were thrown up to command the town and harbour. When daylight revealed the rapidly constructed forts, General Howe was thunderstruck, and exclaimed: " The rebels have done more in one night than my army would have done in a month ! " He felt that he must now either dislodge the Americans or evacuate the town. He determined upon the former alternative;...
Page 19 - VII. who then reigned, insomuch that all men with great admiration affirmed it to be a thing more divine than human, to sail by the west into the east where spices grow, by a way that was never known before...

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