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History of the United States, Volume 6   By: (1844-1917)

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HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES

[Illustration: Portrait.] Copyright, 1907, by Clinedinst. Washington, D. C. Theodore Roosevelt At his desk in the executive offices of the White House during his term as president.

HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES

FROM THE EARLIEST DISCOVERY OF AMERICA TO THE PRESENT TIME

BY E. BENJAMIN ANDREWS CHANCELLOR OF THE UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA FORMERLY PRESIDENT OF BROWN UNIVERSITY

With 650 Illustrations and Maps

VOLUME VI.

NEW YORK CHARLES SCRIBNER'S SONS 1912

COPYRIGHT, 1912, BY CHARLES SCRIBNER'S SONS

CONTENTS

CHAPTER I. THE RISE OF THEODORE ROOSEVELT

Career of Theodore Roosevelt.

Characteristics.

Temper and Method.

Administration.

Reciprocity.

Trusts.

Industrial Confederations.

Railway, Steel and Steamship Combinations.

Ship Subsidy Bill.

Beef Trust.

Steel Strike of 1901.

Anthracite Coal Strike of 1902.

President Roosevelt Calls Conference for Its Settlement.

CHAPTER II. ROOSEVELT'S FIRST ADMINISTRATION

His Fine Equipment for the Office of President.

A Remarkable Cabinet.

Mr. Root's Work for Cuba and the Philippines.

For the Army.

The Diplomacy of John Hay.

Department of Commerce and Labor Created.

The Panama Canal Achievement.

Recognition of Panama.

The Galveston Flood.

Plan of City Government.

Cuba an Independent Republic.

The Philippines under United States Rule.

The Baltimore Fire.

The St. Louis Exposition.

CHAPTER III. PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION OF 1904

President Roosevelt Renominated.

Nominations of the Democratic Convention.

Of the Conventions of the Populist, Socialist and Prohibitionist Parties.

Character of the Campaign.

Charges Made against the Republicans.

President Roosevelt's Reply to Judge Parker's Statements.

Results of the Election.

CHAPTER IV. AMERICA AND THE CHINESE OPEN DOOR

Aggressive Policy of President Roosevelt.

Secretary Hay Continued in Office.

William H. Taft Made Secretary of War.

Trade of America and European Nations with China.

Secretary Hay's Request for Equal Trade Rights in China for All Nations.

The Boxer Rebellion.

Portion of China's Indemnity Cancelled by Congress.

Chinese Students in America.

Russia's Influence in China.

New Commercial Treaty between United States and China.

Opening of Manchurian Ports to All Nations.

Secretary Hay and Chinese Neutrality during the Russo Japanese War.

Effects of too Strict Interpretation of Chinese Exclusion Act.

President Roosevelt's Instructions to Immigration Officials.

CHAPTER V. INTERNATIONAL ARBITRATION.

Progress Made in Settlement of International Difficulties by Arbitration.

First Meeting of the Hague Peace Conference.

Work of the Conference.

Chief Features of a Permanent International Court of Arbitration.

Advantages of Such Court.

Convened for the First Time in 1901.

The Pious Fund Case.

The Venezuela Case.

Mr. Carnegie's Gift for a "Palace of Peace."

The Building.

Peace Congresses Held in the United States in 1904.

Resolutions Adopted.

The Nations Invited by President Roosevelt to a Second Hague Conference.

Work of Second Conference.

Number of Treaties Concluded between the Nations.

CHAPTER VI. THE UNITED STATES AND LATIN AMERICA

Interest in South American Republics.

Meeting of Pan American Congress in Washington.

In City of Mexico.

Comparison of Foreign Commerce of South American States with European Countries and with the United States.

Progress of South American States.

The Third Pan American Congress, at Rio Janeiro Bureau of Pan American Republics Founded.

New Interpretation of the Monroe Doctrine.

The Santo Domingo Situation.

Its Adjustment by President Roosevelt.

CHAPTER VII. CONSERVATION OF NATURAL RESOURCES

Waste of Nation's Resources.

Establishment of a Division of Forestry.

Mariposa Forest Reservation.

Preservation of Niagara Falls.

Inland Waterways Commission Appointed by President Roosevelt.

Conference on Conservation Held at the White House.

Resolutions Adopted.

First National Conservation Commission.

The National Conservation Association Formed... Continue reading book >>


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