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An Illustrated History of the USA by D.B. O'Callaghan

By D.B. O'Callaghan

Книга An Illustrated background of america An Illustrated heritage of america Книги Исторические Автор: Bryn O'Callaghan Формат: pdf Размер: 49,7 Язык: Английский0 (голосов: zero) Оценка:Иллюстрированная история США начиная с первых колонистов и до 90-х годов XX века.

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Were an important landmark in maki ng the United States a mo re genuinely democratic country. w NA TION Many owned large farms and lived in European- style hou ses built o f brick. They had become Christians and artcudcd ch urch and sen t the ir child ren to schoo l. Their to wns had stores, saw m ills and bla cksmi ths' shops. T hey had a written language and publ ishe d th eir own l1e\vspaper in bo th C herokee and Englis h . T hey even w ro te fo r themselves a C o nst itut ion mo deled on that of the United States .

R they reached the wcs twa rd-rlowing Colu mbia River . The)" tloarcd down it to th e Pacific. O n a pine tree growlllg by rhc sh ore Clark ca rved a message- "Will. C lark. D ec. J. IS05. " Lewis and Clark arrived back in St. o uis in larc September 1806. y lor [WOand J. half years and had traveled almost 4,000 m iles. T hey had failed to find an l'asy overlan d ro ute to the Pacific. bur thcv had sho wn rhar rhc j ourncv was possible. T hl' y had also brought back much usefu l informaricn about bot h Lo uisiana and the western lands rhat lay beyond it, These lands bcvond Lo uisiana we re known as Oregon.

III the president ial electi on of lH60 th e southerners put forward a cand ida te of their own to oppose Lincoln. T hey t hreatened th at the Sou th would break away, or "secede," fro m the U nited States if Lincoln becam e President. Th e D rcd Scott decision caused g reat e xcitem ent in the U nited State s. Southern slav e o wners we re deli gh ted. Oppo nents of slave ry were ho rr ified . T he Suprem e C o urt seemed to be sayin g tha t free states had no rig ht to forb id slaver}" w ithin the ir bounda ries and that slave o wne rs coul d put their slave s to work anywhere.

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