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THE

NATIONAL HAND-BOOK

OS

AMERICAN PROGRESS.

A READY REFERENCE MANUAL

OF

FACTS AND FIGURES,

FROM THE DISCOVERY OF AMERICA TO THE PRESENT TIME.

HISTORICAL
BIOGRAPHICAL,
STATISTICAL,

DOCUMENTARY,
FINANCIAL
POLITICAL

EDITED BY BISHOP E. O. HAVEN, D.D., LL.D.,

Late Chancellor of Syracuse University, N. Y.; formerly President of the North Western University, Illinois, and President 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.

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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,

96 feet. The building covers over 3} acres.

CONTENTS.

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HISTORICAL

PAOL.

american Progress, by E. O. Haven. .....

Chronology of important events from the discovery of America

to 17713.....................................

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

Pequot War,---causes of......

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

Queen Anne's War,-causes of....

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

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

French and Indian War,-causes of..

Revolutionary War,-causes of...

Continental Congress-Presidents and Sessions of.... .....

Hiswry of the Confederation.....

Articles of Confederation........

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

ment t the present time, chronologically arranged, under each

adıninistration ...............

144

Whisky Rebellion in Pa.,-causes of ......

156

War with Tripoli,-causes of.....

156

Second War with England, 1812-causes of....
Hartford Convention, -it
....

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.......

183
Mexican War,--causes of................................

1.95
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...

Important Events of tie Rebellion, exclusive of Battles.......

BIOGRAPHICAL

COMPRISING THE LIVES OF
George Washington, 1st President.
John Adams, Vice-President, and 2nd President. .....
Thomas Jefferson, Vice-Pres., and 3d President. ..........

diron Burr, Vice-President...................

James Madison, 4th President. ...

189

George Clinton, Vice-President. ..

160

James Monroe, 5th President.....

Daniel D. Tompkins, Vice-President...

169

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

172

John C. Calhoun, Vice-President.....

174

Andrew Jackson, 7th President..

177

Martin Van Buren, Vice-President, and 8th President.......... 178, 182

Richard M. Johnson, Vice-Presidenr. .....

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