by Mara L. Pratt

Description:  Anecdotes from the time Washington became president through the War of 1812, the rise of Andrew Jackson, and the sectional differences leading to the Civil War. Numerous black and white illustrations complement the text.

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Ages:  8-12
Length:  165 pages
Format:  Paperback, Ebook
Illustrations:  Black and white
Year published:  2007
ISBN:  978-1-59915-204-2
Genres:  History, American History

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Table of Contents

1. The Nation

2. The First President

3. Washington's Administration

4. Washington's Thought for Others

5. The Whiskey Insurrection

6. Washington as a Fighter

7. Washington's Aids

8. John Adams' Administration

9. Administration of Thomas Jefferson

10. Jefferson and Randolph

11. Jefferson's Fiddle

12. The Administration of James Madison

13. "Dolly Madison"

14. The War of 1812

15. Hull's Surrender of Detroit

16. The American Army of Two

17. The Constitution and the Guerriere

18. Old Ironsides

19. The Wasp and the Frolic

20. The Lost War-Sloop

21. "Don't Give Up the Ship"

22. The Friendly Foes

23. A Young Hero

24. A Lucky Shot

25. An Adventure of the Ship President

26. A Story of Sackett's Harbor

27. A Story of Stonington

28. Commodore Perry

29. "Remember the River Raisin"

30. Our Capital Taken by the English

31. The End of the War

32. The Era of Good Feeling

33. Evils of Early Rising

34. Andrew Jackson

35. Andrew Jackson's Nick-name

36. Jackson's Obstinacy

37. General Jackson's Portrait

38. Calhoun at Home

39. The Home of Webster

40. Daniel Webster's Fishing

41. Van Buren

42. "Tippecanoe and Tyler Too"

43. A Small-Tail Movement

44. James K. Polk

45. The Angels of Buena Vista

46. The Martyr of Monterey

47. Zachary Taylor

48. The Abolitionists

49. The Fugitive Slave Law

50. John Brown

51. Tramp! Tramp! Tramp!

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