By Mara L. Pratt
Anecdotes from the time Washington grew to become president during the battle of 1812, the increase of Andrew Jackson, and the sectional variations resulting in the Civil conflict. a variety of black and white illustrations supplement the textual content. appropriate for a long time eight and up.
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The people watching from the shore could see the boats being lowered, and the soldiers preparing to land. Rebecca and her friend had hastened up into the tower of the light-house, and eagerly watched the movements of the soldiers in their glittering armor and gay red coats. " cried Rebecca, as she thought that before night her little home might lie in ashes, burned by these cruel British soldiers. " "I don't care," cried the hot-headed Rebecca. " broke in Sarah. " "But see how quiet it is! " "O, but they are hiding till the soldiers get close to land, then we shall hear the shot and the drum!
One day in Congress, Sheffey made a fine speech, and one in which he had shown no small degree of humor. "This was more than Randolph could bear. ' "Quick as a flash Sheffey was on his feet. " Jefferson's Fiddle JEFFERSON'S fiddle was, I fancy, as dear to him as Robinson Crusoe's man Friday. At any rate it was well understood among the members of his household that any lack of care, any neglect or carelessness towards his precious fiddle could not easily be atoned for. " One day, two of her suitors, bent on learning their fate from her own lips, met in the hall of her house.
During the Revolution they had stood bravely side by side, and after their terms of office had ended, they again became firm friends. It seems quite remarkable that on the 4th of July, 1826, the day when the "Declaration of Independence" was just fifty years old, both of these men died. " He did not know that Jefferson had died only a few hours before in his Virginia home. The one thing that marks the administration of John Adams, was the passing of the "Alien and Sedition Laws," as they were called.
American History Stories, Volume III by Mara L. Pratt