Our Country's Story; An Elementary History of the United States

Our Country's Story; An Elementary History of the United States

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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. 1902 edition. Excerpt: ...suggested that Fort Ticonderoga, at the northern end of Lake George, ought THE MINUTE MAN (D. C. French's statue at Concord) to be captured, not only because there was in this fort a great supply of powder and guns, but because if no Americans were there to prevent, the British troops could come down from Canada and take New York. With the permission of Massachusetts, Arnold set out to raise troops in the western part of the state; but much to his surprise, The capture he found there Ethan Allen, a sturdy Vermonter, with his " Green jLonderoga Mountain Boys," and they, too, were on the way to capture Fort Ticonderoga. Allen had more men, and the "Boys" would not fight under any one else, so Arnold went on, not as commander, but as a volunteer. The two men and the "Boys" came upon Ticonderoga when the garrison were fast asleep without a thought of danger. The commander was suddenly aroused by a demand to " Surrender!" He jumped out of bed, not more than half awake, and said, "To whom? By whose authority?" "In the name of the Great Jehovah and the Continental Con gress," roared Ethan Allen, and the fort was surrendered. This was only three weeks after the battle of Lexington. On that same day, the Second Continental Congress was meeting in Philadelphia. John Hancock, whom the king was so anxious to catch, was made president. Benjamin Franklin, Samuel Adams, and his cousin John Adams, Patrick Henry, the great patriotic orator, and Washington, were all members of this Congress. They knew that war must come, and they adopted the forces around Boston as the "Continental Army." A commander-in-chief must be chosen, and every one remembered how skillfully Wash-Continental Army organ...show more

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  • Paperback | 78 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 154g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236598490
  • 9781236598493