John Bach McMaster In A Short History of the United States, National Book Award winner Robert V. Remini offers a much-needed, concise history of country. This accessible and lively volume contains the essential facts about the discovery, settlement, growth, and development of the American nation and its institutions, including the arrival and migration of Native Americans, the founding of a republic under the Constitution, the emergence of the United States as a world power, the outbreak of terrorism here and abroad, the Obama presidency, and everything in between.
John Bach McMaster Feeling in Spain.—America, at this time, was to the Spaniard a land of vague, but magnificent promise, where the simple natives wore unconsciously the costliest gems, and the sands of the rivers sparkled with gold. Every returning ship brought fresh news to quicken the pulse of Spanish enthusiasm. Now, Cortez had taken Mexico, and reveled in the wealth of the Montezumas; now, Pizarro had conquered Peru, and captured the riches of the Incas; now, Magellan, sailing through the straits which bear his name, had crossed the Pacific, and his vessel returning home by the Cape of Good Hope, had circumnavigated the globe. Men of the highest rank and culture, warriors, adventurers, all flocked to the new world. Soon Cuba, Hispaniola, Porto Rico, and Jamaica were settled, and ruled by Spanish governors. Among the Spanish explorers of the sixteenth century we notice the following:
PONCE DE LEON (pon’-tha-da-la-on’) was a gallant soldier, but an old man, and in disgrace. He coveted the glory of conquest to restore his tarnished reputation, and, besides, he had heard of a magical fountain in this fairy land, where one might bathe and be young again. Accordingly he equipped an expedition, and sailed in search of this fabled treasure. On Easter Sunday (Pascua Florida, in Spanish), 1512, he came in sight of a land gay with spring flowers. In honor of the day, he called it Florida. He sailed along the coast, and landed here and there, but returned home at last, an old man still, haying found neither youth, gold, nor glory.
John Bach McMaster Originally published in 1907 and 1908, this iBooks Author edition is redesigned for the tablet including high resolution images, slide show and scrollable widgets and pop-over footnoting. I hope you enjoy reading this book as much as I have enjoyed designing it. According to the author, it was originally written for the younger student. However, I think readers of all ages will appreciate the author's candid and unencumbered turn-of-the-century perspective. This book includes up to part of chapter five of the original work, encompassing the history of the United States from the age of discovery to the end of the war for independence.
John Bach McMaster It is not too much to assert that most of our countrymen acquire at school all the knowledge they possess of the past history of their country. In view of this fact it is most desirable that a history of the United States for elementary schools should present not only the essential features of our country's progress which all should learn, but also many things of secondary consequence which it is well for every young American to know.
John Bach McMaster & Frederick Stone In Pennsylvania and the Federal Constitution, 1787-1788, John Bach McMaster, a professor of American history, and Frederick D. Stone, librarian of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania, assembled newspaper articles, editorials, and records about the debates in Pennsylvania's ratifying convention. In addition to speeches and essays by both supporters and opponents of the Constitution, noninterpretive editorial comments are also presented to introduce the documents and place them in the appropriate historical context. Also included in the volume are biographical sketches of key figures in Pennsylvania during this significant period of the American Founding, including Benjamin Franklin, Gouverneur Morris, Benjamin Rush, and James Wilson.Pennsylvania was one of the first states to ratify the U.S. Constitution. Twenty hours after the Continental Congress submitted the Constitution to the states, the Assembly of Pennsylvania called a convention to ratify or reject it. The Constitution immediately became the subject of passionate debate, which continued until Washington was sworn in, in 1789. Pennsylvania and the Federal Constitution collects the primary documents that formed this passionate debate.John Bach McMaster (1852-1932) worked as a civil engineer, taught civil engineering at Princeton University, and was Professor of American History at the University of Pennsylvania.Frederick D. Stone (1841-1897) was librarian of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania and an authority on United States colonial history.
John Bach McMaster It has long been the custom to begin the history of our country with the discovery of the New World by Columbus. To some extent this is both wise and necessary; but in following it in this instance the attempt has been made to treat the colonial period as the childhood of the United States; to have it bear the same relation to our later career that the account of the youth of a great man should bear to that of his maturer years, and to confine it to the narration of such events as are really necessary to a correct understanding of what has happened since 1776.
John Bach McMaster A Brief History of the United States
John Bach McMaster, american historian (1852-1932)
This ebook presents «A Brief History of the United States», from John Bach McMaster. A dynamic table of contents enables to jump directly to the chapter selected.
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-01- About this book
-04- THE NEW WORLD FOUND
-05- THE ATLANTIC COAST AND THE PACIFIC DISCOVERED
-06- FRANCE AND ENGLAND ATTEMPT TO SETTLE AMERICA
-07- THE ENGLISH ON THE CHESAPEAKE
-08- THE ENGLISH IN NEW ENGLAND
-09- THE MIDDLE AND SOUTHERN COLONIES
-10- HOW THE COLONIES WERE GOVERNED
-11- THE INDIANS
-12- THE FRENCH IN AMERICA
-13- WARS WITH THE FRENCH
-14- THE FRENCH DRIVEN FROM AMERICA
-15- THE QUARREL WITH THE MOTHER COUNTRY
-16- THE FIGHT FOR INDEPENDENCE BEGUN
-17- THE WAR IN THE MIDDLE STATES AND ON THE SEA
-18- THE WAR IN THE WEST AND IN THE SOUTH
-19- AFTER THE WAR
-20- OUR COUNTRY IN 1789
-21- THE NEW GOVERNMENT
-22- GROWTH OF THE COUNTRY, 1789 TO 1805
-23- THE STRUGGLE FOR COMMERCIAL INDEPENDENCE
-24- RISE OF THE WEST
-25- THE ERA OF GOOD FEELING
-26- POLITICS FROM 1829 TO 1841
-27- GROWTH OF THE COUNTRY FROM 1820 TO 1840
-28- MORE TERRITORY ACQUIRED
-29- THE STRUGGLE FOR FREE SOIL
-30- STATE OF THE COUNTRY FROM 1840 TO 1860
-31- THE CIVIL WAR, 1861 TO 1863
-32- THE CIVIL WAR, 1863 TO 1865
-33- THE NAVY IN THE WAR, LIFE IN WAR TIMES
-35- GROWTH OF THE COUNTRY FROM 1860 TO 1880
-36- A QUARTER CENTURY OF STRUGGLE OVER INDUSTRIAL QUESTIONS, 1872 TO 1897
-37- THE WAR WITH SPAIN, AND LATER EVENTS
John Bach McMaster A School History of the United States
John Bach McMaster, american historian (1852-1932)
This ebook presents «A School History of the United States», from John Bach McMaster. A dynamic table of contents enables to jump directly to the chapter selected.
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-01- About this book
-03- EUROPE FINDS AMERICA
-04- THE SPANIARDS IN THE UNITED STATES
-05- ENGLISH, DUTCH, AND SWEDES ON THE SEABOARD
-06- THE PLANTING OF NEW ENGLAND
-07- THE MIDDLE AND SOUTHERN COLONIES
-08- THE FRENCH IN THE MISSISSIPPI VALLEY
-09- THE INDIANS
-10- THE STRUGGLE FOR NEW FRANCE AND LOUISIANA
-11- LIFE IN THE COLONIES IN 1763
-12- LIBERTY, PROPERTY, AND NO STAMPS
-13- THE STRUGGLE FOR INDEPENDENCE
-14- UNDER THE ARTICLES OF CONFEDERATION
-15- MAKING THE CONSTITUTION
-16- OUR COUNTRY IN 1790
-17- THE RISE OF PARTIES
-18- THE STRUGGLE FOR NEUTRALITY
-19- STRUGGLE FOR FREE TRADE AND SAILORS' RIGHTS
-20- THE WAR FOR COMMERCIAL INDEPENDENCE
-21- PROGRESS OF OUR COUNTRY BETWEEN 1790 AND 1815
-22- SETTLEMENT OF OUR BOUNDARIES
-23- THE RISING WEST
-24- THE HIGHWAYS OF TRADE AND COMMERCE
-25- POLITICS FROM 1824 TO 1845
-26- EXPANSION OF THE SLAVE AREA
-27- THE TERRITORIES BECOME SLAVE SOIL
-28- PROGRESS IN THE UNITED STATES BETWEEN 1840 AND 1860
-29- WAR FOR THE UNION, 1861 TO 1865
-30- WAR ALONG THE COAST AND ON THE SEA
-31- THE COST OF THE WAR
-32- RECONSTRUCTION OF THE SOUTH
-33- THE NEW WEST 1860 TO 1870
-34- POLITICS FROM 1868 TO 1880
-35- GROWTH OF THE NORTHWEST
-36- MECHANICAL AND INDUSTRIAL PROGRESS
John Bach McMaster Nations that have owned our Soil.—Before the United States became a nation, six European powers owned, or claimed to own, various portions of the territory now contained within its boundary. England claimed the Atlantic coast from Maine to Florida. Spain once held Florida, Texas, California, and all the territory south and west of Colorado. France in days gone by ruled the Mississippi valley. Holland once owned New Jersey, Delaware, and the valley of the Hudson in New York, and claimed as far eastward as the Connecticut river. The Swedes had settlements on the Delaware. Alaska was a Russian possession.
European Trade with the East; the Old Routes.—For two hundred years before North and South America were known to exist, a splendid trade had been going on between Europe and the East Indies. Ships loaded with metals, woods, and pitch went from European seaports to Alexandria and Constantinople, and brought back silks and cashmeres, muslins, dyewoods, spices, perfumes, ivory, precious stones, and pearls. This trade in course of time had come to be controlled by the two Italian cities of Venice and Genoa. The merchants of Genoa sent their ships to Constantinople and the ports of the Black Sea, where they took on board the rich fabrics and spices which by boats and by caravans had come up the valley of the Euphrates and the Tigris from the Persian Gulf. The men of Venice, on the other hand, sent their vessels to Alexandria, and carried on their trade with the East through the Red Sea.
New Routes wanted.—Splendid as this trade was, however, it was doomed to destruction. Slowly, but surely, the Turks thrust themselves across the caravan routes, cutting off one by one the great feeders of the Oriental trade, till, with the capture of Constantinople in 1453, they destroyed the commercial career of Genoa. As their power was spreading rapidly over Syria and toward Egypt, the prosperity of Venice, in turn, was threatened. The day seemed near when all trade between the Indies and Europe would be ended, and men began to ask if it were not possible to find an ocean route to Asia.
Now, it happened that just at this time the Portuguese were hard at work on the discovery of such a route, and were slowly pushing their way down the western coast of Africa. But as league after league of that coast was discovered, it was thought that the route to India by way of Africa was too long for the purposes of commerce. Then came the question, Is there not a shorter route? and this Columbus tried to answer.
John Bach McMaster This sweeping history, completed in 1920, brings to thundering life the first shots of the war, the sinking of the Lusitania, propaganda and diplomacy, as well as America’s entry into the fray, victory, and aftermath of the conflict. McMaster argues that Germany’s use of unrestricted submarine warfare gave President Wilson no alternative but to fight.
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