A Condensed School History of the United States; Constructed for Definite Results in Recitation and Containing a New Method of Topical Reviews

A Condensed School History of the United States; Constructed for Definite Results in Recitation and Containing a New Method of Topical Reviews

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1876 edition. Excerpt: ...entering the harbors of the United States until satisfaction for the past and security for the future should be made by England. 46. In November, 1807, the British government issued the famous "orders in council," by which all neutral nations were prohibited from trading with France or her allies, excepting upon payment of a tribute to England. This was immediately met by Napoleon's "Milan Decree," which confiscated all vessels that had submitted to search by an English ship or had paid tribute. Questions.--42. What is said of these measures? What was done by American merchants? 43. Explain what was meant by the right of search. What did the United States Bay about this pretended right? 44. Give an account of the affair of the ship Chesapeake. 45. What did this outrage call forth? 46 What were the British " orders in council"? What was the Milan Decree? 47. To retaliate upon France and England, Congress, in December, 1807, decreed an embargo, by which all American vessels and sailors were called home and detained, and foreign vessels were prohibited from taking cargoes from our ports. It failed in obtaining from France and England an acknowledgment of American rights, and proved ruinous to the commerce of this country. The distress in the United States caused by the embargo was so great that large numbers left the Republican or administration party, and went over to the Federalists. 48. It was in this state of affairs that President Jefferson went out of office, in March, 1809, and retired to his farm at Monticello, Virginia. IV.--MADISON'S ADMINISTRATION.--1809-1817. 49. The fourth President of the United States was James Madison of Virginia. He was inaugurated March 4, 1809. George Clinton of New York was...show more

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  • Paperback | 106 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 204g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123650366X
  • 9781236503664