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By Robert V. Remini

supplying an abbreviated, obtainable, and full of life narrative historical past of the USA, this erudite quantity comprises the basic proof in regards to the discovery, cost, progress, and improvement of the yank country and its associations. Robert V. Remini explores the coming and migration of local american citizens through the Western Hemisphere and their achievements; the invention of the recent international by way of Europeans and the institution of colonies via the Spanish, French, English, and Dutch; the factors of the yank Revolution; the founding of a republic lower than the structure; the formation of political events; the conflict of 1812 and the ensuing financial and cultural alterations; the democratic impetus in the course of the Jacksonian period; westward enlargement and the Mexican struggle; the fight over slavery, which ended in the Civil struggle; Reconstruction and the increase of massive company; the emergence of the U.S. as an international 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 a foreign country.

moreover, Remini illustrates how former English matters slowly reworked themselves into american citizens, and indicates how a suite of sovereign, self reliant colonies united to create a practicable, always evolving republican govt whose democratic rules replicate the altering mores and attitudes of the electorate it represents. He explains the explanations for the nation's specified and enduring strengths, its inventive 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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This “Boston Massacre,” as it was called, was regularly remembered each year in Massachusetts, and a print of the bloody scene was circulated throughout the colonies. But it was the tea tax that really set off a series of events that played into the hands of the most radical colonial agitators. The East India Tea Company verged on bankruptcy and turned to the government for help. It had a monopoly on the importation of tea into England and held a surplus of 17 million pounds of tea. But it could not pay the duty required by law, and therefore could not sell the tea in Britain.

But along 38 a short history of the united states the way they were attacked by thousands of colonists, who hid behind trees, bushes, and stone walls. By the time the British arrived back at headquarters they had lost almost 300 men. The situation escalated when Colonel William Prescott fortified Breed’s Hill with 1,600 colonials on the night of June 16, 1775, and General Gage sent his army to dislodge them. It took three assaults and the loss of over 1,000 men before the British finally reached the trenches at the top of the hill where the Americans were hidden.

But would it endure? The f ir st C ongr ess under the Constitution completed a number of important actions that made it one of the most productive in the entire history of the United States. First of all, it raised revenue; established the executive departments of State, Treasury, and War; created the federal judiciary system; and passed a Bill of Rights. President 54 a short history of the united states Washington chose Thomas Jefferson to head the State Department, Alexander Hamilton the Treasury, and Henry Knox the War Department.

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