American Leaders and Heroes: A Preliminary Text-Book in United States History

Wilbur Fisk Gordy

Series: American History, Culture and Literature
BISAC: HIS036000



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Special issue: Resilience in breaking the cycle of children’s environmental health disparities
Edited by I Leslie Rubin, Robert J Geller, Abby Mutic, Benjamin A Gitterman, Nathan Mutic, Wayne Garfinkel, Claire D Coles, Kurt Martinuzzi, and Joav Merrick


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Wilbur Fisk Gordy writes about the heroes and leaders of America that shaped this country prior to 1923. This book is a must for all Americans and those who are living in other parts of world but are keen to know about the real heroes and leaders who own the credit of building the United States from its beginning.
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Chapter I. Christopher Columbus and the Discovery Of America
Chapter II. Hernando De Soto and the Discovery of the Mississippi
Chapter III. Sir Walter Raleigh and the First English Attempts to Colonize America
Chapter IV. John Smith and the Settlement of Jamestown
Chapter V. Nathaniel Bacon and the Uprising of the People in Virginia in 1676
Chapter VI. Miles Standish and the Pilgrims
Chapter VII. Roger Williams and the Puritans
Chapter VIII. William Penn and the Settlement of Pennsylvania
Chapter IX. Cavelier De La Salle and the French in the Mississippi Valley
Chapter X. George Washington, the Boy Surveyor and Young Soldier
Chapter XI. James Wolfe, the Hero of Quebec
Chapter XII. Patrick Henry and the Stamp Act
Chapter XIII. Samuel Adams and the Boston Tea Party
Chapter XIV. Paul Revere and the Battle of Concord and Lexington
Chapter XV. Benjamin Franklin and Aid from France
Chapter XVI. George Washington, the Virginia Planter and the Revolutionary Soldier
Chapter XVII. Nathaniel Greene, the Hero of the South, and Francis Marion, the "Swamp Fox"
Chapter XVIII. Daniel Boone, the Kentucky Pioneer
Chapter XIX. Thomas Jefferson and the Louisiana Purchase
Chapter XX. Robert Fulton and the Steamboat
Chapter XXI. Andrew Jackson, the Upholder of the Union
Chapter XXII. Daniel Webster, the Defender and Expounder of the Constitution
Chapter XXIII. Samuel Finley Breese Morse and the Electric Telegraph
Chapter XXIV. Abraham Lincoln, the Liberator of the Slaves
Chapter XXV. Ulysses Simpson Grant and the Civil War
Chapter XXVI. Some Leaders and Heroes in the War with Spain

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