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America, the last best hope. Volume I, From the age of discovery to a world at war 1492-1914

Author: William J Bennett
Publisher: Nashville, Tenn. : Nelson Current, ©2006.
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"In his Farewell Address, Ronald Reagan said if we forget what we have done, we will forget who we are. This book, written by one of Reagan's most loyal lieutenants, responds to Reagan's heartfelt call for an informed patriotism. We all need to know more about this land we love. In this gripping tale of a nation, our country's past comes alive. Here is the story of those we chose to lead us and what they did with  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: William J Bennett
ISBN: 1595550550 9781595550552 1595551115 9781595551115
OCLC Number: 69242819
Description: xviii, 573 pages : illustrations, map ; 25 cm
Contents: Westward the course (1492-1607): Columbus --
The scramble for empire --
The rise of England --
A city upon a hill (1607-1765): Coming to America --
The great migration --
Expanding British rule --
Britain and France: conflict for a continent --
Religious and intellectual awakenings --
Britain and France: the final conflict --
The greatest revolution (1765-1783): Stamping out unfair taxes --
A total separation --
The shot heard 'round the world --
A continental war --
The French alliance --
The world turned upside down --
A dangerous place --
Reflection and choice: framing the Constitution (1783-1789): A critical period --
Madison --
Ratification --
The new republic (1789-1801): "The sacred fire of liberty" --
Madison's Bill of Rights --
Hamilton's new system --
Hurricane Genet --
John Adams --
The Revolution of 1800 --
The Jeffersonians (1801-1829): An empire for liberty --
Lewis & Clark --
Plots, trials, treason --
Jefferson's last years --
Mr. Madison's war --
The Battle of New Orleans --
An era of good feeling --
The Missouri Compromise --
The Monroe Doctrine --
The election of 1824 --
Adams and Jefferson die --
Jackson and democracy (1828-1849): From caucus to raucous: the election of 1828 --
The Peggy Eaton affair --
John C. Calhoun --
Our federal union must be preserved --
The tragedy of Indian removal --
Jackson's war on the bank --
"Old man eloquent" --
Tippecanoe and Tyler, too! --
Great Harry of the West --
Reannexing Texas and reoccupying Oregon --
The halls of Montezuma. The rising storm (1849-1861): California and the compromise of 1850 --
Railroads and reform --
"Bleeding Kansas" --
Dred Scott --
Lincoln meets Douglas --
John Brown and Harpers Ferry --
The election of 1860 --
Freedom's fiery trial (1860-1863): Secession winter (1860-61) --
Fort Sumter --
Civil War --
The Trent Affair --
1862: Year of Jubilee --
Emancipation --
A new birth of freedom (1863-1865): Gettysburg: The Confederacy's high-water mark --
The agony of Abraham Lincoln --
"Long Abraham a little longer" --
The Union victorious --
To bind up the nation's wounds (1865-1877): Pass in review --
Thunder on the borders: South and North --
Reconstruction and renewal --
Impeachment --
"Let us have peace" --
A tragic divorce in freedom's ranks --
The spirit of 1876 --
A dangerous dispute --
An age more golden than gilded? (1877-1897): Reform, Roosevelts and reaction --
Grover Cleveland: "Tell the truth!" --
The Golden Door --
Winning the west --
A social gospel --
A cross of gold --
From the new world --
The American dynamo: shadowed by war (1897-1914): "A splendid little war" --
Rough Rider politics --
Teddy Roosevelt in the White House, and the Square Deal --
Wielding the big stick --
The William Howard Taft interlude --
Unsinkable, unthinkable --
1912 election --
Woodrow Wilson and the new freedom --
"The lights are going out ..."
Other Titles: From the age of discovery to a world at war 1492-1914
Responsibility: William J. Bennett.
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"In his Farewell Address, Ronald Reagan said if we forget what we have done, we will forget who we are. This book, written by one of Reagan's most loyal lieutenants, responds to Reagan's heartfelt call for an informed patriotism. We all need to know more about this land we love. In this gripping tale of a nation, our country's past comes alive. Here is the story of those we chose to lead us and what they did with the awesome power we gave them. Join Bill Bennett for the great adventure. America's teacher will lead you on a voyage of discovery."--Inside cover.

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