A Brief History of the United States

A Brief History of the United States Book Details

By Barnes & Co.

  • Category: United States, Books, History
  • Type: ebook
  • Release Date: 2004-09-01
  • Author: Barnes & Co.
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A Brief History of the United States Overview

This is a history book. The Northmen claim to have explored the coast as far south as Florida. How much credit is to be given to these traditions is uncertain. Many historians reject them, while others think there are traces of the Northmen yet remaining, such as the old tower at Newport, R. I. , and the singular inscriptions on the rock at Dighton, Mass. Admitting, however, the claims of the Northmen, the fact is barren of all results. No permanent settlements were made, the route hither was lost, and even the existence of the continent was forgotten. The true history of this country begins with its discovery by Columbus in 1492. It naturally divides itself into six great epochs. The United States of America has been a democracy for more than 200 years. Issues that were important in its early years remain so today: big government versus small government, individual rights versus group rights, free markets versus controlled trade, and connection with the world versus focusing on internal affairs. The U. S. tries to be a fair and just society, and much of the time it succeeds. Through compromise and change, the country has grown, prospered, and made progress toward its ideals.

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