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By Robert V. Remini

ISBN-10: 0060831448

ISBN-13: 9780060831448

ISBN-10: 0061712353

ISBN-13: 9780061712357

supplying an abbreviated, available, and vigorous narrative background of the us, this erudite quantity comprises the basic evidence concerning the discovery, cost, development, and improvement of the yank country and its associations. Robert V. Remini explores the coming and migration of local americans in the course of the Western Hemisphere and their achievements; the invention of the hot global by means of Europeans and the institution of colonies via the Spanish, French, English, and Dutch; the factors of the yankee Revolution; the founding of a republic below the structure; the formation of political events; the warfare of 1812 and the ensuing monetary and cultural alterations; the democratic impetus through the Jacksonian period; westward enlargement and the Mexican warfare; the fight over slavery, which resulted in the Civil warfare; Reconstruction and the increase of huge company; the emergence of the us as a global energy; the descent into the good melancholy; the worldwide conflicts of the 20th century; the increase of conservatism; and the outbreak of terrorism right here and in another country.

additionally, Remini illustrates how former English topics slowly reworked themselves into americans, and exhibits how a suite of sovereign, self reliant colonies united to create a manageable, continuously evolving republican govt whose democratic ideas replicate the altering mores and attitudes of the voters it represents. He explains the explanations for the nation's exact and enduring strengths, its creative and cultural accomplishments, its genius in constructing new items to promote to the realm, and its abiding dedication to person freedoms.

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Washington had less than half that number and realized he could never hold New York. Still he was determined to put up a fight. On August 27 he challenged the British on Long Island. Following an inevitable defeat, he moved his army under cover of a thick fog across the East River to Manhattan. Howe pursued him up the Hudson River valley, and Washington retreated to New Jersey. New York remained in British hands for the remainder of the war. Washington crossed the Delaware River at Trenton and tried to keep his army together.

Adams and Franklin added some minor amendments. On July 2 Lee’s resolution was passed, and on July 4 the Declaration of Independence was adopted without dissent and signed by the president of the Continental Congress, John Hancock. The Congress also adopted a flag, on June 14, 1777, one consisting of thirteen red and white alternating stripes and thirteen white stars on a field of blue. As delegates from sovereign, independent states, the members were united in their determination to win freedom from the tyranny of Great Britain, but they had little enthusiasm for creating a controlling central government.

Freedom of religion, trial by jury, and support for public education were guaranteed. Slavery was prohibited. It was expected that three to five states would be created out of this Northwest Territory. Later, the Congress under the Constitution adopted the procedure formulated by the Northwest Ordinance, a process that settled once and for all the method by which new states could be joined to the Union. But the problems confronting Congress under the Articles grew worse with each passing year, and many Americans recognized that something had to be done.

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