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The Project Gutenberg eBook, The Beginner's American History, by D. H.MontgomeryThis eBook is for the use of anyone anywhere at no cost and withalmost no restrictions whatsoever. You may copy it, give it away orre-use it under the terms of the Project Gutenberg License includedwith this eBook or online at www.gutenberg.orgTitle: The Beginner's American HistoryAuthor: D. H. MontgomeryRelease Date: April 5, 2006 [eBook #18127]Language: EnglishCharacter set encoding: ISO-646-US (US-ASCII)***START OF THE PROJECT GUTENBERG EBOOK THE BEGINNER'S AMERICAN HISTORY***E-text prepared by Ron SwansonNote: Project Gutenberg also has an HTML version of thisfile which includes the original illustrations.See 18127-h.htm or 18127-h.zip:(http://www.gutenberg.net/dirs/1/8/1/2/18127/18127-h/18127-h.htm)or(http://www.gutenberg.net/dirs/1/8/1/2/18127/18127-h.zip)THE BEGINNER'S AMERICAN HISTORYbyD. H. MONTGOMERYAuthor of the Leading Facts of History Series[Frontispiece: LIBERTY ENLIGHTENING THE WORLD. A Statue in the
 
Harbor of New York City, given to the American People by the Peopleof France. (Copyright by Charles T. Root.)]Boston. U.S.A.Published by Ginn & Company1893Copyright, 1892,by D. H. MontgomeryAll Rights Reserved.Typography by J. S. Cushing & Co., Boston, U.S.A.Presswork by Ginn & Co., Boston, U.S.A.D.H.M.TOS.K.K.PREFATORY NOTE.This little book is intended by the writer as an introduction to hislarger work entitled _The Leading Facts of American History_.It is in no sense an abridgment of the larger history, but ispractically an entirely new and distinct work.Its object is to present clearly and accurately those facts andprinciples in the lives of some of the chief founders and buildersof America which would be of interest and value to pupils beginningthe study of our history. Throughout the book great care has beentaken to relate only such incidents and anecdotes as are believedto rest on unexceptionable authority.The numerous illustrations in the text are, in nearly every case,from drawings and designs made by Miss C. S. King of Boston.In the preparation of this work for the press--as in that of theentire _Leading Facts of History Series_--the author has beenespecially indebted to the valuable assistance rendered inproofreading by Mr. George W. Cushing of Boston.DAVID H. MONTGOMERY,CAMBRIDGE, MASS.CONTENTS.PARAGRAPHI. COLUMBUS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1II. JOHN AND SEBASTIAN CABOT . . . . . . . . 21III. BALBOA, PONCE DE LEON, and DE SOTO . . . 28
 
IV. SIR WALTER RALEIGH . . . . . . . . . . . 32V. CAPTAIN JOHN SMITH . . . . . . . . . . . 37VI. CAPTAIN HENRY HUDSON . . . . . . . . . . 52VII. CAPTAIN MYLES STANDISH . . . . . . . . . 62VIII. LORD BALTIMORE . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76IX. ROGER WILLIAMS . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82X. KING PHILIP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87XI. WILLIAM PENN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96XII. GENERAL JAMES OGLETHORPE . . . . . . . . 102XIII. BENJAMIN FRANKLIN . . . . . . . . . . . 109XIV. GEORGE WASHINGTON . . . . . . . . . . . 123XV. DANIEL BOONE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 146XVI. GENERAL JAMES ROBERTSON . . . . . . . . 156XVII. GOVERNOR JOHN SEVIER . . . . . . . . . . 156XVIII. GENERAL GEORGE ROGERS CLARK . . . . . . 161XIX. GENERAL RUFUS PUTNAM . . . . . . . . . . 169XX. ELI WHITNEY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 175XXI. THOMAS JEFFERSON . . . . . . . . . . . . 183XXII. ROBERT FULTON . . . . . . . . . . . . . 191XXIII. GENERAL WILLIAM HENRY HARRISON . . . . . 201XXIV. GENERAL ANDREW JACKSON . . . . . . . . . 206XXV. PROFESSOR SAMUEL F. B. MORSE . . . . . . 220XXVI. GENERAL SAM HOUSTON . . . . . . . . . . 229XXVII. CAPTAIN ROBERT GRAY . . . . . . . . . . 233XXVIII. CAPTAIN J. A. SUTTER . . . . . . . . . . 236XXIX. ABRAHAM LINCOLN . . . . . . . . . . . . 243A SHORT LIST OF BOOKSINDEXLIST OF LARGE MAPS.PARAGRAPHI. Map Illustrating the Early Life of Washington . . . . . . 127II. Map of the Revolution (northern states) . . . . . . . . . 135III. Map of the Revolution (southern states) . . . . . . . . . 140IV. The United States at the close of the Revolution . . . . 187V. The United States after the Purchase of Louisiana (1803) 188VI. The United States after the Purchase of Florida (1819) . 218VII. The United States after the Acquisition of Texas (1845) . 230VIII. The United States after the Acquisition of Oregon (1846) 235IX. The United States after the Acquisition of Californiaand New Mexico (1848) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 239X. The United States after the Gadsden Purchase (1853) . . . 240XI. The United States after the Purchase of Alaska (1867)See Map of North America (giving a summary of theterritorial growth of the United States) . . . . . . . 240NOTE.--In these maps it has been thought best to give the boundariesof the thirteen original states as they now exist; and to show theoutlines of other states before they were organized and admitted.LIST OF FULL-PAGE ILLUSTRATIONS.PARAGRAPHI. The Statue of Liberty . . . . . . . . . . . . ._Frontispiece_ II. An Indian Attack on a Settlement . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91III. Paul Revere's Ride . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 134IV. Battle of New Orleans . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 217V. Niagara Suspension Bridge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 218

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