Download Abraham Lincoln (Pivotal Presidents: Profiles in Leadership) by Michael Anderson PDF

By Michael Anderson

Age diversity: 12 - 17 Years

Table of Contents

Introduction 6

Chapter 1 youth 12

Chapter 2 Lincoln In Illinois 23

Chapter three nationwide Politics 39

Chapter four Presidency 49

Conclusion 69

Glossary 70

For additional info 73

For additional analyzing 76

Index seventy eight

Show description

Read or Download Abraham Lincoln (Pivotal Presidents: Profiles in Leadership) PDF

Similar american history books

Thomas Jefferson: Uncovering His Unique Philosophy and Vision

This can be the 1st e-book to systematize the philosophical content material of Thomas Jefferson's writings. Sifting via Jefferson's many addresses, messages, and letters, thinker M. Andrew Holowchak uncovers an intensely curious Enlightenment philosopher with a well-constructed, people-sympathetic, and constant philosophy.

Kentucky Speedway (Images of Modern America)

The background of Kentucky Speedway is as colourful because the flags waved from its flag stand and the autos that dart round its 1. 5-mile tune. the trail to its place on NASCAR's dash Cup sequence time table incorporated extra twists and turns than the roads resulting in Sparta, Kentucky. finally, it took Speedway Motorsports Inc.

Heavy Radicals: The FBI's Secret War on America's Maoists

Heavy Radicals: The FBI's mystery battle on America's Maoists is a background of the progressive Union/Revolutionary Communist celebration — the biggest Maoist association to come up within the US — from its origins within the explosive yr of 1968, its enlargement right into a nationwide association within the early seventies, its extension into significant all through early a part of that decade, the devastating schism within the aftermath of the dying of Mao Tse-tung, and its final decline because the Seventies became the Eighties.

When the United States Spoke French: Five Refugees Who Shaped a Nation

In 1789, because the French Revolution shook Europe to the center, the hot usa used to be suffering for survival within the face of economic insolvency and bitter political and neighborhood divisions. whilst the United States Spoke French explores the republic’s formative years from the perspective of a special circle of five Frenchmen taking shelter in the United States.

Extra resources for Abraham Lincoln (Pivotal Presidents: Profiles in Leadership)

Example text

Whatever their contribution to the movement for independence and the establishment of the United States, the workers’ political gains were limited. It is not necessary to quote the conservative views of such a strong advocate of government by the rich and the wellborn as Alexander Hamilton to demonstrate how far removed the United States was from a democratic society at the close of the eighteenth century. There were everywhere fears of the “levelling spirit” which had seemed so pronounced during the Revolution, and of the threat to national stability in any further concessions to the democratic masses.

The organization of mill hands also led to a first strike on the part of female workers when the weavers at Pawtucket, Rhode Island, turned out in 1824. ” Even more significant than the revival and militancy of these local labor societies was a further step in the organization of labor that went beyond limited craft lines. In 1827 a Mechanics’ Union of Trade Associations was established in Philadelphia. In the terminology of today, this meant, rather, an association of unions, or a city central.

Capitalists, who employed labor to manufacture goods for the market, steadily displaced petty commodity producers, who produced for customers only on special order. The development of improved means of transportation—canals, turnpikes, and steamboats—widened the market further and expanded business opportunities. The “transportation revolution” opened the growing American interior to the products manufactured on the eastern seaboard. A national market was in the making which would overshadow the old local markets dependent upon retail trade and “bespoke work,” and it set the pace for economic progress.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.62 of 5 – based on 19 votes