Our Country: A Household History of the United States for All Readers, from the Discovery of America to the Present Time, Volume 3

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Johnson & Bailey, 1877 - United States - 2040 pages
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Contents

Kossuth and his Cause 1384Disputes about Fisheries 1385Relations with Japan 1385
1385
Political Struggles in Kansas 1390A State Constitution Adopted 1391Violence in Kansas
1391
The Dred Scott Decision 1397Action of the Supreme Court of the United States 1397Early
1399
President Buchanans Course Foreshadowed 1400Civil War in Kansas and Civil Government
1406
1408The Republican Party 1409A Pretext for Revolution 1410Convention of Democrat
1408
Nominations for President 1414Principles of the Parties 1415Lincoln Elected 1417
1417
Desires for a Royal Government and Aristocratic Privileges 1421Early Preparations
1425
Ordinance of Secession Adopted 1431Public Excitement 1431Signing the Ordinance 143
1438
Interior Department 1443Flight of Secretary Floyd 1443Cabinet Changes 1443South
1444
Southern Confederate Government
1452
CHAPTER VII
1466
Tovful Feelings in Charleston 1470Gratitude of the Loyal People Displayed 1470Honors
1476
The People Disfranchised 1480The National Capital to be Seized 1480Daviss Profes
1485
Sewalls Point 1492Loyalty in Western Virginia 1492Action of the Secessionists 1492
1492
Conventions 1492Creation and Admission of a New State 1493Troops from Beyond
1498
National Troops on the Upper Potomac 1503The Capital in Danger 1503A Gunpowder
1507
Campaign 1514Secessionists Repressed in Baltimore 1515Confederate Privateers 1515
1515
Run and its Effects 1518War in the West 1522General Lyons Campaign 1522Military
1522
Fremont Superseded 1528Battle at Belmont 1529Military Movements in Northwestern
1535
of the British Government and Press 1540President Lincolns Wisdom 1540Release of
1543
West of the Mississippi 1544Missouri Purged of Armed Insurgents 1544The Campaign
1550
Engagements on Land and Water 1555A Desperate Measure Attempted 1555Council
1557
Movement toward Corinth 1562National Army at Pittsburg Landing 1562BueUs Army
1563
Mitchels Raid into Alabama 1567Recovered Territory 1567Raid upon a Railway 1568
1568
Coasts 1571Expedition against New Orleans 1572Capture of Forts on the Mississippi
1573
tions 1578Evacuation of Manassas 1579Promenade of the Union Army 1579 McClel
1581
CHAPTER XVII
1590
CHAPTER XVIII
1604
North Carolina 1668Invasion of Tennessee 1669Hoods Defeats and Escape 1670Con
1675
Panic in Richmond 1680Flight of the Confederate Government 1681Richmond on Fire
1681
The Assassins Faie 1687Johnson President 1687A Murderous Plot 1687Proposal
1689
iiniit 1703Character of the President 1703Justice for the Freedmen 1704Motives
1709
Reinstated 1715Johnson against Grant 1715 Reconstruction Acts 1715A Highhanded
1720
CHAPTER XXVIII
1726
Domingo Question 1731Samana Bay Company 1731Joint High Commission 1731Tribu
1736
The Panic 1741Indians and Indian Wars 1742The Modocs 1742Cheap Transportation
1744
Subject Presented to Congress 1750Action of Congress 1750Commissioners Appointed
1752
Action of the Government 1754Medals Authorized 1754Exhibition Buildings and their
1760
Products 1761Mineral Wealth 1764Beginning of Manufactures 1765Early Industries
1769
Silver Currency 1775A Presidental Year 1775A Vigorous Political Campaign 1775
1775
Lawlessness in the South 1775Threatened Trouble there Provided Against 1776The Presi
1785
eign Missions 1874The Centenary of Washingtons Inauguration 1874The President
1789
ClaytonBulwer Treaty 1805Peru and Chili 1803Criticism of Mr Blaines Policy 1805
1805
The Ruin of Gen Grant 1811The Oreely Arctic Expedition 1812Deaths of Longfellow
1817
the National Treasury 1825The Dangerous Surplus 1825The State of ihe Navy 1826Sec
1832
Pools and Trusts 1833Trades Unions 1834Knights of Labor 1834The Strikes
1839
Combination and Individual Freedom 1840Employers and Employed 1840Resignation
1845
Speeches by W M Evarts President Cleveland M Lefaivre C M Depew 1848The Fish
1859
Conference of Germany England and America at Washington 1859Suspended but Renewed
1869
1894Appalling Loss of Life 1895Descriptions by Eyewitnesses 1895Johnstown Swept
1894
Bill Passed 1900The Reciprocity Clause 1901The PanAmerican Congress 1901Treaties
1907
1007The Pension Bill 1908International Copyright 1908The Census of 1890 1008
1913
DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE I97
1918
ARTICLES OF CONFEDERATION J925
1925
THE NATIONAL CONSTITUTION 934
1934
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