The History Of The United States From 1492 To 1910 (volume 2) by Julian HawthorneThe History Of The United States From 1492 To 1910 (volume 2) by Julian Hawthorne

The History Of The United States From 1492 To 1910 (volume 2)

byJulian Hawthorne

Paperback | January 10, 2012

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1910. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER TWENTY-FIFTH THE WAR OF 1812 THE name of one of our most peace-loving Presidents is connected with one of our most extraordinary wars. The thing that we seemingly needed most in 1812 was peace; we had been fighting seven years for our existence, and then had created a regimen by which to live; we had no money to speak of, no army, and no navy; the machinery of civil life had not got down to smooth work, and we were by no means assured, as yet, that it would stand the tests to which it must be submitted. The interests of different parts of the country were different one from another; the south and west were dependent on agricultural products, while the north and east had embarked their capital and energy in commerce. Manufactures had not become an important feature of our existence; we got what we wanted from Europe, and had not conceived the idea of becoming self-supporting. We were independent of course, because we had a Declaration to that effect; but we were nevertheless a sort of appanage of Europe; the marks of our colonial infancy were still upon us. We had a big continent behind us, but we as yet were but imperfectly acquainted with its resources, and were even somewhat shy of exploring it, believing that we had as much as we could comfortably manage in the already settled or partially settled regions; besides, the Indians were scarcely quiescent, and there were the Spaniards as well as the Canadians to think of. Time to think it all over quietly, and to let things settle down into their places, was what we needed most of all. To fight anybody was as far from our wishes as it would be for a new-born infant, or for an invalid just convalescent from a critical illness. So thought Madison, the new President; and most of his countrymen no doubt agreed...
Title:The History Of The United States From 1492 To 1910 (volume 2)Format:PaperbackDimensions:140 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.3 inPublished:January 10, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217952356

ISBN - 13:9780217952354

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