Well's Illustrated National Hand-Book; Embracing Numerous Invaluable Documents Connected with the Political History of America

Well's Illustrated National Hand-Book; Embracing Numerous Invaluable Documents Connected with the Political History of America

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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. 1859 edition. Excerpt: ...of Georgia and Alabama towards the close of 1817, for which they were severely chastised by a force under General Jackson, and gladly sued for peace. In February, 1.819, a treaty was negotiated at Washington, by which Spain ceded to the United States East and 'Vest Florida and the adjacent islands. In the same year the southern portion of Missouri territory was set off under the name of Arkansas, for which a territorial governrncnt was formed; and Alabama was constituted a state, and admitted into the Union. "3 Early in 1820 the prtvince of Maine, Wllloll had been connected with Massachusetts since 1652, was separated from it, and was admitted into the Union as on redependent state. ELECTIIHL FUR THE NINTH TERM. comm-Nc11'o MARCH 4, 1821, AND TERMINATING MARCH s, 1825. James Monroe was re-elected President, but there is no notice on the Journals of Congress that he again took the oath of oflice. Daniel D. Tompkins was reelected Vice-President, lcut there is no record of his having again taken the oath of oflice. Public attention was much occupied in 1824--5 by a visit from the venerable General Lafayette, who, after the lapse of nearly half a. cen-. tury from the period of his military career, was again welcomed with every token of respect that could be devised for honoring the "Nation's Guest." He landed in New York in August, 1824, and after remaining there a short time, set out on a. tour through all the states. Upwards of a year was taken up in accomplishing this gratifying object; and in September, 1825, he sailed from Washington in the frigate Brandywino for his native home. which three were Andrew Jackson, John each State. Massachusetts............... RhodeIsland...................show more

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  • Paperback | 64 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 132g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236739108
  • 9781236739100