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THE

NATIONAL HAND-BOOK

OF

AMERICAN PROGRESS.

A READY REFERENCE MANUAL

OF

FACTS AND FIGURES,

FROM THE DISCOVERY OF AMERICA TO THE PRESENT TIM..

HISTORICAL,
BEOGRAPHICAL,
STATISTICAL,

DOCUMENTARY,
FINANCIAL,
POLITICAL.

EDITED BY BISHOP E. 0. HAVEN, D.D., LL.D., Late Chancellor of Syracuse University, N. Y.; formerly President of the North Western University, Illinois, and Prevident of Michigan (Ann

Arbor) State University.

ILLUSTRATED.

NEW YORK:

E. B. TREAT, 757 BROADWAY.

R. C. TREAT, CHICAGO.
FORSHEE & MCMAKIN, CINCINNATI.

1882.

KD 894

BARVARD COLLEGE LIBRARY

SHELDON FUND
JULY 10. 1940

COPYRIGHT 2. B. TREAT.

1850.

INTRODUCTION.

We present in this volume a collection of the most important facts in American history, just the facts that every intelligent citizen desires to have at ready command. As a fitting introduction to it we give a brief memoir of the “ Father of his Country,” “ first in war, first in peace, first in the hearts of his countrymen,' the immortal Washington ; using that as a kind of thread on which to string some facts and thoughts that tend to show the magnitude and magnificence of the wondrous revolution in the politics of the world, of which, what we call the American Revolution was the centre, and George Washington the most conspicuous figure.

E.O.H. The Capitol at Washington.— Entire length, 750 feet 4 inches ; entire depth, 324. Heighth, from basement to top of dome, 300 feet. Diameter of Rotunda,

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96 feet. The building covers over 34 acres.

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CONTENTS.

HISTORICAL.

PAOL.

american Progress, by E. O. Haven..

11

Chronology of important events from the discovery of America

to 1776.....

41

Ring Philip's War,-causes of

42

Pequot War,-causes of...

Bacon's Rebellion,-causes of....

42

Queen Anne's War,-causes of..

43

King William's War,-causes of........

43

King George's War, -causes of..

44

French and Indian War,-causes of.

Revolutionary War,-cansey of...

47

Continental Congress-Presidents and Sessions of....

56

History of the Confederation.........

57

Articles of Confederation.

68

Important Events of each year, from the formation of the govern-

ment t the present time, chronologically arranged, under each

adıninistration.

144

Whisky Rebelliou in Pa.,-causes of.

156

War withı Tripoli, -canses of..

156

Second War with England, 1812-causes of.

162

Hartford Convention, -its object....

163

Anti-Masonic Excitement,-causes of..

176

The Black llawk War on the frontier.

180

The Seminole War in Florida.

180

The Canadian Rebellion,-causes of.

185

Mexican War,--causes of..

195

Our National Domain, and how acquired.

276

History of each State and Territory..

280

Civil War, 1861-15,-causes of...

History of our Flag, by Hon. J. T. Headley...

400

Important Eventy of die Rebellion, exclusive of Battles.

400

BIOGRAPHICAL

COMPRISING THE LIVES OF

George Washington, 1st President....

144

John Adams, Vice-President, and 2nd President..

150

Thomas Jefferson, Vice-Pres., aud 3d President.

diron Burr, Vice-President...

156

James Madison, 4th President. .

159

George Clinton, Vice-President..

160

James Monroe, 5th President...

107

Daniel D. Tompkins, Vice-President..

169

Julin Q. Adams, Vice-President, and 6th President.

172

John C. Calhoun, Vice-President...

174

Andrew Jackson, 7th President.

Martin Van Buren, Vice-President, and 8th President..

178, 182

Richard M. Johnson, Vice-President.

184

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