A Short History of the United States by Robert V. Remini

By Robert V. Remini

providing an abbreviated, obtainable, and vigorous narrative historical past of the U.S., this erudite quantity includes the basic evidence concerning the discovery, payment, development, and improvement of the yank state and its associations. Robert V. Remini explores the coming and migration of local americans during the Western Hemisphere and their achievements; the invention of the hot global via Europeans and the institution of colonies by way of the Spanish, French, English, and Dutch; the motives of the yank Revolution; the founding of a republic less than the structure; the formation of political events; the battle of 1812 and the ensuing monetary and cultural adjustments; 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 enterprise; the emergence of the us as a global strength; the descent into the nice melancholy; the worldwide conflicts of the 20 th century; the increase of conservatism; and the outbreak of terrorism the following and overseas.

moreover, Remini illustrates how former English topics slowly reworked themselves into american citizens, and exhibits how a suite of sovereign, self sustaining colonies united to create a possible, regularly evolving republican govt whose democratic ideas replicate the altering mores and attitudes of the electorate it represents. He explains the explanations for the nation's targeted and enduring strengths, its creative and cultural accomplishments, its genius in constructing new items to promote to the area, and its abiding dedication to person freedoms.

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So while Howe spent the winter in the city enjoying a life of parties and dances, Washington took up a position at Valley Forge, twenty miles northwest of Philadelphia, where he and his men, numbering 12,000, endured a dreadful 44 a short history of the united states winter. Men and camp followers sickened and died from lack of proper shelter, food, clothing, blankets, and medicine. Again the general begged for assistance from Congress but received very little. General Clinton took command in place of Howe and decided to return to New York.

The Sons of Liberty condemned the act and called for a boycott of tea. Governor Hutchinson was determined to enforce the collection of the tax when three ships arrived in Boston with a large cargo of tea. His two sons and a nephew were among the agents assigned to sell the shipment. Resistance and determination reared on both sides of the issue. Finally, on the night of December 16, 1773, colonists dressed as Mohawk Indians boarded the ships and dumped 342 chests of tea worth £90,000 into the harbor.

Driven off the site of the junction, the Virginians built a stockade fifty miles away, called Fort Necessity. The frontier became a living hell for colonists in the west as the French and their Indian allies ravaged the American settlements in one military defeat after another. Then the situation made a complete about-face. When William Pitt became prime minister, he completely altered British policy in fighting this war. He left the conflict on the European continent to his Prussian ally, Frederick the Great, and concentrated on the war in the colonies.

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