History of the United States eBook

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PART I. THE COLONIAL PERIOD1
PART II.  CONFLICT AND INDEPENDENCE1
PART III.  FOUNDATIONS OF THE UNION AND NATIONAL POLITICS1
PART IV.  THE WEST AND JACKSONIAN DEMOCRACY2
PART V. SECTIONAL CONFLICT AND RECONSTRUCTION2
PART VI.  NATIONAL GROWTH AND WORLD POLITICS2
PART VII.  PROGRESSIVE DEMOCRACY AND THE WORLD WAR3
APPENDIX 6274
INDEX 6554
HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES5
PART I. THE COLONIAL PERIOD5
CHAPTER I5
THE AGENCIES OF AMERICAN COLONIZATION6
THE COLONIAL PEOPLES8
THE PROCESS OF COLONIZATION12
CHAPTER II17
THE LAND AND THE WESTWARD MOVEMENT17
INDUSTRIAL AND COMMERCIAL DEVELOPMENT21
Chapter III27
THE LEADERSHIP OF THE CHURCHES28
SCHOOLS AND COLLEGES31
THE COLONIAL PRESS33
THE EVOLUTION IN POLITICAL INSTITUTIONS34
CHAPTER IV38
RELATIONS WITH THE INDIANS AND THE FRENCH39
THE EFFECTS OF WARFARE ON THE COLONIES42
COLONIAL RELATIONS WITH THE BRITISH GOVERNMENT44
SUMMARY OF THE COLONIAL PERIOD49
PART II.  CONFLICT AND INDEPENDENCE52
CHAPTER V52
GEORGE III AND HIS SYSTEM52
GEORGE III’S MINISTERS AND THEIR COLONIAL POLICIES54
COLONIAL RESISTANCE FORCES REPEAL56
RESUMPTION OF BRITISH REVENUE AND COMMERCIAL POLICIES59
RENEWED RESISTANCE IN AMERICA61
RETALIATION BY THE BRITISH GOVERNMENT63
FROM REFORM TO REVOLUTION IN AMERICA65
CHAPTER VI67
RESISTANCE AND RETALIATION67
AMERICAN INDEPENDENCE69
THE ESTABLISHMENT OF GOVERNMENT AND THE NEW ALLEGIANCE73
MILITARY AFFAIRS78
THE FINANCES OF THE REVOLUTION84
THE DIPLOMACY OF THE REVOLUTION86
PEACE AT LAST89
SUMMARY OF THE REVOLUTIONARY PERIOD90
PART III.  THE UNION AND NATIONAL POLITICS93
CHAPTER VII93
THE PROMISE AND THE DIFFICULTIES OF AMERICA93
THE CALLING OF A CONSTITUTIONAL CONVENTION96
THE FRAMING OF THE CONSTITUTION98
THE STRUGGLE OVER RATIFICATION106
CHAPTER VIII108
THE MEN AND MEASURES OF THE NEW GOVERNMENT108
THE RISE OF POLITICAL PARTIES112
FOREIGN INFLUENCES AND DOMESTIC POLITICS115
FOOTNOTES: 123
CHAPTER IX123
REPUBLICAN PRINCIPLES AND POLICIES123
THE REPUBLICANS AND THE GREAT WEST126
THE REPUBLICAN WAR FOR COMMERCIAL INDEPENDENCE129
THE REPUBLICANS NATIONALIZED134
THE NATIONAL DECISIONS OF CHIEF JUSTICE MARSHALL139
SUMMARY OF THE UNION AND NATIONAL POLITICS142
PART IV.  THE WEST AND JACKSONIAN DEMOCRACY145
CHAPTER X145
PREPARATION FOR WESTERN SETTLEMENT145
THE WESTERN MIGRATION AND NEW STATES148
THE SPIRIT OF THE FRONTIER153
THE WEST AND THE EAST MEET154
CHAPTER XI158
THE DEMOCRATIC MOVEMENT IN THE EAST158
THE NEW DEMOCRACY ENTERS THE ARENA162
THE NEW DEMOCRACY AT WASHINGTON166
THE RISE OF THE WHIGS173
THE INTERACTION OF AMERICAN AND EUROPEAN OPINION176
CHAPTER XII179
THE ADVANCE OF THE MIDDLE BORDER180
ON TO THE PACIFIC—­TEXAS AND THE MEXICAN WAR183
THE PACIFIC COAST AND UTAH188
SUMMARY OF WESTERN DEVELOPMENT AND NATIONAL POLITICS193
PART V. SECTIONAL CONFLICT AND RECONSTRUCTION194
CHAPTER XIII194
THE INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION195
THE INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION AND NATIONAL POLITICS202
CHAPTER XIV208
SLAVERY—­NORTH AND SOUTH208
SLAVERY IN NATIONAL POLITICS213
THE DRIFT OF EVENTS TOWARD THE IRREPRESSIBLE CONFLICT218
CHAPTER XV225
THE SOUTHERN CONFEDERACY226
THE WAR MEASURES OF THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT230
THE RESULTS OF THE CIVIL WAR239
RECONSTRUCTION IN THE SOUTH242
SUMMARY OF THE SECTIONAL CONFLICT246
NORTHERN ACCOUNTS247
SOUTHERN ACCOUNTS247
PART VI.  NATIONAL GROWTH AND WORLD POLITICS248
CHAPTER XVI248
THE SOUTH AT THE CLOSE OF THE WAR248
THE RESTORATION OF WHITE SUPREMACY250
THE ECONOMIC ADVANCE OF THE SOUTH255
CHAPTER XVII262
RAILWAYS AND INDUSTRY263
THE SUPREMACY OF THE REPUBLICAN PARTY (1861-85)268
THE GROWTH OF OPPOSITION TO REPUBLICAN RULE272
CHAPTER XVIII277
THE RAILWAYS AS TRAIL BLAZERS277
THE EVOLUTION OF GRAZING AND AGRICULTURE280
MINING AND MANUFACTURING IN THE WEST284
THE ADMISSION OF NEW STATES287
THE INFLUENCE OF THE FAR WEST ON NATIONAL LIFE289
CHAPTER XIX293
THE CURRENCY QUESTION294
THE PROTECTIVE TARIFF AND TAXATION299
THE RAILWAYS AND TRUSTS300
THE MINOR PARTIES AND UNREST302
THE SOUND MONEY BATTLE OF 1896304
REPUBLICAN MEASURES AND RESULTS308
CHAPTER XX311
AMERICAN FOREIGN RELATIONS (1865-98)312
CUBA AND THE SPANISH WAR317
A SIGHT TOO BAD318
AMERICAN POLICIES IN THE PHILIPPINES AND THE ORIENT325
SUMMARY OF NATIONAL GROWTH AND WORLD POLITICS329
PART VII.  PROGRESSIVE DEMOCRACY AND THE WORLD WAR331
CHAPTER XXI331
FOREIGN AFFAIRS332
COLONIAL ADMINISTRATION336
THE ROOSEVELT DOMESTIC POLICIES338
LEGISLATIVE AND EXECUTIVE ACTIVITIES341
THE ADMINISTRATION OF PRESIDENT TAFT343
PROGRESSIVE INSURGENCY AND THE ELECTION OF 1912345
CHAPTER XXII349
AN AGE OF CRITICISM349
POLITICAL REFORMS351
MEASURES OF ECONOMIC REFORM356
CHAPTER XXIII361
THE RISE OF THE WOMAN MOVEMENT362
THE NATIONAL STRUGGLE FOR WOMAN SUFFRAGE366
CHAPTER XXIV371
COOePERATION BETWEEN EMPLOYERS AND EMPLOYEES372
THE RISE AND GROWTH OF ORGANIZED LABOR373
THE WIDER RELATIONS OF ORGANIZED LABOR376
IMMIGRATION AND AMERICANIZATION379
CHAPTER XXV383
DOMESTIC LEGISLATION383
COLONIAL AND FOREIGN POLICIES385
THE UNITED STATES AND THE EUROPEAN WAR388
THE UNITED STATES AT WAR394
THE SETTLEMENT AT PARIS399
SUMMARY OF DEMOCRACY AND THE WORLD WAR403
APPENDIX407
ARTICLE I407
ARTICLE II411
ARTICLE III413
ARTICLE IV414
ARTICLE V415
ARTICLE VI415
ARTICLE VII415
ARTICLE I[10]415
ARTICLE II416
ARTICLE III416
ARTICLE IV416
ARTICLE V416
ARTICLE VI416
ARTICLE VII416
ARTICLE VIII416
ARTICLE IX416
ARTICLE X417
ARTICLE XI[11]417
ARTICLE XII[12]417
ARTICLE XIII[13]418
ARTICLE XIV[14]418
ARTICLE XV[15]419
ARTICLE XVI[16]419
ARTICLE XVII[17]419
ARTICLE XVIII[18]419
ARTICLE XIX[19]419
POPULATION OF THE UNITED STATES, BY STATES:  1920, 1910, 1900419
FOOTNOTES: 421
APPENDIX421
FOOTNOTES: 422
POPULATION OF THE OUTLYING POSSESSIONS:  1920 AND 1910422
FOOTNOTES: 422
A TOPICAL SYLLABUS423
INDEX428
Bacon, Nathaniel, 58429
Calhoun, J.C., 198ff., 203, 208, 281, 321, 328429
Danish West Indies, purchased, 593430
East India Company, 93431
Farm loan act, 589431
Gage, General, 95, 100432
Habeas corpus, 358432
Idaho, admission, 442432
Jackson, Andrew, 201, 204, 246, 280433
Kansas, admission, 441433
McClellan, General, 362, 365434
Napoleon I, 190434
Oglethorpe, James, 3435
Pacific, American influence, 447435
Radicals, 579436
Saint Mihiel, 612436
“Uncle Tom’s Cabin,” 332437
Vallandigham, 360438
Walpole, Sir Robert, 66438
X, Y, Z affair, 180438
Zenger, Peter, 48438
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