New Primary History of the United States

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B.F. Johnson Publishing Company, 1899 - 238 pages

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Page 222 - In the name of humanity, in the name of civilization, in behalf of endangered American interests which give us the right and the duty to speak and to act, the war in Cuba must stop.
Page 111 - Resolved, that these United Colonies are and ought to be free and independent States...
Page 222 - Spain from the island, and empowered the President to use the military and naval forces of the United States to carry the resolutions into effect.
Page 174 - Jefferson Davis of Mississippi was elected president, and Alexander H. Stephens of Georgia, vicepresident, of the Confederate States of America.
Page 136 - He died in 1799; it was well said of him that he was " first in war, first in peace, and first in the hearts of his fellow-countrymen." OUTLINE. The English colonists learned their own strength during the French and Indian War. They were not represented in the English Parliament, and objected to taxation without representation. Parliament passed in 1765 the Stamp Act. But it could not...
Page 209 - Maury furnished the brains, England gave the money, and I did the work.
Page 222 - First, that the people of the Island of Cuba are, and by right ought to be, free and independent.
Page 149 - But in 1820 an agreement was reached, known as the Missouri Compromise. Missouri was admitted as a slave State and Maine as a free State...
Page 130 - ... March. They are to hold for two years, but the precise hour for the commencement of that term of two years is nowhere fixed by constitutional or legal provision. It has been established by usage and by inference, and very properly established, that, since the first Congress commenced its existence on the first Wednesday in March, 1789, which happened to be the...
Page 222 - Cuba, and that after it had been pacified we would "leave the government and control of the island to its people...

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