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Summary of the Book 'The United States Of America Part I':
The United States Of America Part I by Ediwn Erle Sparks. Two provisions in Jefferson s first draft of the Ordinance of 1784 were struck out by the Congress before adoption. One which forbade granting of titles of nobility was eliminated because as Jefferson wrote to Madison it was thought an improper place to encounter them. The contest against the introduction of aristocracy was unlikely to be precipitated in the backwoods bordering the Ohio River. Yet the provision would have been in keeping with the spirit of the times. Congress had recently rejected a proposition made to Washington by the Polish Order of Knights of Divine Providence that their order should be officially extended to the United States.
Excerpts from the Book 'The United States Of America Part I':
... Many of the members were surprised to find sentiment toward these financial measures assuming such a sectional trend. Sectional interests had been only ... ... displayed you see them exploring all islands, studying their wants, and returning to supply them. External commerce was not allowed ... ... in England, or if the French Revolution had not so closely followed in form the change in the United States from monarchy to republicanism, party animosity ... ... of the Republic of France, had been threatened by the police, and had finally been practically ordered out of the country. The right to reject an ambassador ... ... the people of the United States dwelling in the various States. The State Legislatures had sent delegates to form the Constitution, and the State ... ... first ten years do not fill as many pages as do those for a single year at the present time. Jay had resigned its headship to undertake the mission ... ... all avenues in Washington and roads in the District of Columbia. Trivial as these incidents must appear in comparison with the present attitude ... ... avert war by commercial restriction, disheartened by his failure to rally the patriotism of the people without recourse to war, he confessed on leaving ... ... in 1799-a convention of delegates from the States. Some parts of the resolutions adopted by this convention of twenty-seven delegates from the ... ... but as a retributive measure against England. It is now a little more than a year, wrote a correspondent to Niles's Register, since we closed ... ... far to the north of them, but the maintenance of political power in the Union was essential to their future if they read aright the growing hostile ... ... was disclosed at the banquet table. Jefferson compared it to an alarm-bell in the night, when writing from Monticello to John Adams. The Missouri ... ... WESTERN END OF THE GREAT ERIE CANAL. Drawn with the Camera Lucida for Hall's Etchings of the West. Niagara River appears in the distance ... ... of centralisation, which began even before the close of the Revolutionary War, a time of mutual distrust, of paramount individualism, is little known ... ... achievement have never been questioned. They were qualified by nature to insist upon their rights even if such insistence embarrassed the foreign negotiations ... ... by a surveyor from each of the States. One-seventh of all lands surveyed was to be reserved for the land bounties promised to those who had served ... ... was feared that these outcasts would create a constant menace to the advance of civilisation. Colonial governors had much difficulty in controlling ... ... endeavouring to construct a roof over the entire United States. At last the only body, which has ever been called together in the United States ... ... Congress hostile to the new plan, or delay it until after the fall meetings of the State Legislatures. Fortunately there was a quorum when Madison ... ... They could scarcely hope that the new machinery had no flaw. At any moment an unforeseen defect might bring the whole to a standstill. Friction ...