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By Mara L. Pratt

ISBN-10: 1599152045

ISBN-13: 9781599152042

Anecdotes from the time Washington turned president throughout the conflict of 1812, the increase of Andrew Jackson, and the sectional changes resulting in the Civil conflict. a number of black and white illustrations supplement the textual content. compatible for a while eight and up.

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Knowing that America was just on the verge of another war with England, he again journeyed from tribe to tribe, telling them what had been done during his absence, and urging them to join the English against the Americans. Having inflamed all the Indians who would listen to him with his own desire for revenge, he hastened to the British officers and offered himself and his warriors to fight against the Americans. Satisfied that revenge was sure, Tecumseh and his followers were quiet during the winter months—quiet, but not idle, as the Americans learned to their sorrow a few months later.

He was a jovial, pleasant, companion; and in applying for the office, his friends already cheered him in his prospect of success. The opponent of this gentleman was known to be an enemy of Washington. He dared, however, to stand as a candidate for the office to which the friend and favorite of Washington aspired. Every one considered the appointment of this man hopeless. No flattering testimonial of merit had he to present to the eye of Washington. He was known to be his political enemy. He was opposed by a favorite of the General; and yet with such fearful odds he dared to stand as a candidate.

I search for English sailors," was the reply. "We have no English sailors on board, and we shall not stop," answered our captain. " Immediately the English ship fired upon the Chesapeake, killing and wounding several of the crew. Three sailors were taken from the vessel and forced to serve as slaves. Such outrages as this were enough to stir the anger of any nation; and if ever war was right, it was right in such a time as this. But in spite of all this the Federalists were opposed to war with England.

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