Historical and Miscellaneous Question; From the Eighty-Fourth London Edition with Large Additions, Embracing the Elements of Mythology, Astronomy, Architecture, Heraldry, Etc., Etc

Historical and Miscellaneous Question; From the Eighty-Fourth London Edition with Large Additions, Embracing the Elements of Mythology, Astronomy, Architecture, Heraldry, Etc., Etc

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1867 edition. Excerpt: ...to meet at Philadelphia, which was done in May, 1787. What did these new delegates do? Having appointed Washington their president, they, after four months' deliberation, formed the Federal Constitution, which was presented to Congress and transmitted by that body to the several states for their approval. Was this form of government accepted by the states '? Yes; it was accepted and ratified by all the states except North Carolina and Rhode Island, and in 1788 became the Constitution of the United States. When did the two dissenting states adopt it? North Carolina in 1789, Rhode Island in 1790; by this constitution the several states sent delegates to Congress. Who was chosen the first President? George Washington, who, although averse to entering on public affairs again, yielded to the unanimous voice of his country, and proceeded to New York, where Congress was then assembled, where he was received with the greatest enthusiasm by all classes. When was he inaugurated? On the 30th of April, 1789. How was this government and president received by the people generally? With unbounded joy; its beneficial effects were soon felt, public confidence was restored, commerce revived, and the national debt was funded and brought at once to its par value. Who was chosen Vice-President? John Adams, who had borne a distinguished part in the revolutionName the other principal oflicers. Thomas Jefferson, Secretary of State; Alexander Hamilton, Secretary of the Treasury; Henry Knox, Secretary of War; Edmund Randolph, Attorney-Gem eral; and John Jay, Chief-Justice. In what war were the United States involved in 17 90? A war with the Indian tribes north of the Ohio: they obtained a victory over Gen. Harmer, and in 1791 another over St. Clair;...show more

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  • Paperback | 158 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 9mm | 295g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123675588X
  • 9781236755889