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The Greater Republic

A History of the United States

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Author: Charles Morris
Published: 1899
Language: English
Wordcount: 231,430 / 710 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 26.6
LoC Category: E
Downloads: 764
Added to site: 2010.07.19
mnybks.net#: 28482
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genre: History

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.

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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

CHAPTER XIV.

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

CHAPTER XV.

ADMINISTRATION OF LINCOLN, 1861-1865 THE WAR FOR THE UNION, 1861.

Abraham Lincoln--Major Anderso

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