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C Bernard Rutley

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BUILDING A NEW ENGLAND VILLAGE GREAT AMERICANS BY C. BERNARD RUTLEY CONTENTS BENJAMIN FRANKLIN GEORGE WASHINGTON DANIEL BOONE THOMAS JEFFERSON MERIWETHER LEWIS AND WILLIAM CLARK JOHN FITCH. ROBERT FULTON ANDREW JACKSON SAMUEL FINLEY BREESE MORSE. CYRUS WEST FIELD ABRAHAM LINCOLN ROBERT E. LEE. ULYSSES SIMPSON GRANT RALPH WALDO EMERSON. HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW THOMAS ALVA EDISON SAMUEL PIERPONT LANGLEY. WILBUR AND ORVILLE WRIGHT LUTHER BURBANK MARK TWAIN ROBERT EDWIN PEARY. RICHARD EVELYN BYRD THEODORE ROOSEVELT. WOODROW WILSON HENRY FORD FRANKLIN DELANO ROOSEVELT ILLUSTRATIONS Building a New England village frontispiece Franklin worked the press with his own hands Washington ordered his men to seize every boat they could find and cross the river. Daniel Boone and his companions set off along the Wilderness Road Thomas Jefferson signs the Declaration of Independence Lewis and the Indians exchanged greetings To the astonishment of the onlookers the Clermont began to move From the earthwork a storm of bullets struck the advancing soldiers Morse discussed the plans for his invention with his companions on board Lincoln spoke feelingly of those who had died there A few hours before dawn Farragut led his fleet up the river The Children's Hour When not selling newspapers Edison carried on with his experiments On August 8,1908, Wilbur Wright flew a mile and a quarter et Le Mans Burbank realised that success had come at last Within eighteen months Sam Clemens was a pilot Peary hoisted the American flag Roosevelt and his men distinguished themselves by their dash and courage Woodrow Wilson signs the Peace Treaty at Versailles Ford's first car was a sight and a wonder to the citizens of Detroit. Churchill and Roosevelt meet to sign the Atlantic Charter The America of George Washington front endpaper The United States of America back endpaper FOREWORD Columbus discovered America on October 12, 1492. Actually the first land sighted was the island of San Salvador in the Bahamas, and Columbus had no idea that he was on the threshold of a new continent. He thought he had reached an island off the coast of Asia, and accordingly he called that island and others he discovered the West Indies. He died in 1506 without realising his mistake, and still under the impression that he had found a short sea route to the East. Columbus was followed by other explorers. John Cabot of Bristol was the first to reach the mainland of America. This was in the year 1497, and it was on the strength of Cabot's discovery that the English laid claim to the whole of the North American continent. France, however, also wanted a share in the new land. In 1534, a Breton sailor,, named Jacques Carrier, explored the Gulf of St. Lawrence, and the following year he returned and sailed up the River St. Lawrence and spent the winter in an Indian village near a height which he named Mount Royal.



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