Embracing the growth and achievements of our country from theearliest days of discovery and settlementto the present eventful year.Showing how, from thirteen colonies with a scattered population along the atlantic coast, a great republic has been formed, embracingforty-five states with 75,000,000 inhabitants and vastcolonial possessions in two hemispheres.
oviso--"Fifty-Four Forty or Fight"--Adjustment of the Oregon Boundary--Admission of Iowa and Wisconsin--The Smithsonian Institute--Discovery of Gold in California--The Mormons--The Presidential Election of 1848 251
ADMINISTRATIONS OF TAYLOR, FILLMORE, PIERCE, AND BUCHANAN, 1849-1857.
Zachary Taylor--The "Irrepressible Conflict" in Congress--The Omnibus Bill--Death of President Taylor--Millard Fillmore--Death of the Old Leaders and Debut of the New--The Census of 1850--Surveys for a Railway to the Pacific--Presidential Election of 1852--Franklin Pierce--Death of Vice-President King--A Commercial Treaty Made with Japan--Filibustering Expeditions--The Ostend Manifesto--The "Know Nothing" Party--The Kansas-Nebraska Bill and Repeal of the Missouri Compromise 269
ADMINISTRATION OF LINCOLN, 1861-1865 THE WAR FOR THE UNION, 1861.
Abraham Lincoln--Major Anderso