Westward Expansion and the War of 1812: First-hand American History

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Now you can study the Westward Expansion of America & the War of 1812 from first-hand perspective. This is volume 5 of the First-hand History of America. This essential app includes 52 primary source accounts from 1802 to 1820. No source is better than the original. It is untainted and tells the history as it happened.

The content in this app is included in our colossal "First-hand History of America" app with nearly 700 primary source accounts.

*This App includes 52 First-hand Accounts:

  • The Importance of Louisiana to the States – Thomas Jefferson
  • How Napoleon Persisted in Selling Louisiana – Lucien Bonaparte
  • Treaty with France, 1803 – The U.S. and French Governments
  • Decatur Captures and Burns the "Philadelphia" – James Fenimore Cooper
  • Why and How Burr Killed Hamilton – Alexander Hamilton
  • The Lewis and Clark Expedition – Reuben Gold Thwaites
  • Eliphalet Nott on the Death of Hamilton – Eliphalet Nott
  • Crossing the Great Divide – Meriwether Lewis
  • The "Bird-Woman" Who Guided Lewis and Clark – Grace Raymond Hebard
  • John Randolph on the Offensive War with England – John Randolph
  • Testimony from the Trial of Aaron Burr – Jacob Allbright
  • The Chesapeake Outrage – Vice-Admiral B. C. Berkeley and Commodore James Barton
  • Fulton Writes About His First Trip To Albany – Robert Fulton
  • How Jefferson's Embargo Paralyzed Trade – Josiah Quincy
  • Tecumseh to Governor Harrison at Vincennes – Tecumseh
  • American Ways of Life in 1811 – John Melish
  • The Battle of Tippecanoe – General William Henry Harrison
  • The Battle Between the Constitution and the Guerriere – Theodore Roosevelt
  • The Causes of the War of 1812 – James Madison
  • The Seeds of War – John Quincy Adams
  • The Surrender of Detroit – William Hull
  • Cass Describes Hull's Ignominy – Lewis Cass
  • The "Constitution" Captures the "Guerriere" – Captain Isaac Hull
  • How the "Guerriere" was Outfought – William Orme
  • The Battle Between the Chesapeake and Shannon – Theodore Roosevelt
  • Perry's Victory on Lake Erie – Fenimore Cooper
  • Why America Had To Fight – Henry Clay
  • Capture and Destruction of the "Java" – Commodore William Bainbridge
  • The Engagement of the "Chesapeake" and the "Shannon" – George Budd
  • Perry's Own Account of the Battle of Lake Erie – Oliver Hazard Perry
  • The Battle of the Thames – Henry M. Breckenridge
  • Jackson's Defeat of the Creek Indians – James Parton
  • The Burning of Washington – Richard Hildreth
  • The Battles of Chippewa and Lundy's Lane – General Winfield Scott
  • The Burning of Washington – "Dolly" Madison
  • The Battle of Lake Champlain – James Fenimore Cooper
  • What Inspired "The Star-Spangled Banner" – Francis Scott Key
  • Jackson's Defeat of the Creeks – Andrew Jackson
  • The Battle of New Orleans – Theodore Roosevelt
  • Secession Threatened in New England – James Schouler
  • The Battle of New Orleans – Major Arsene Lacarriere Latour
  • The Treaty of Ghent, Concluding the War of 1812 – The U.S. and British Governments
  • Discussing the Terms of Peace – John Quincy Adams
  • How American Success in the War Imprest Europe – Henry Adams
  • Our First Protective Tariff – John Randolph
  • The Meaning of the Monroe Doctrine – Admiral A. T. Mahan
  • Arrangement as to the Naval Force to Be Respectively Maintained on the American Lakes – Charles Bagot
  • The Building of the Erie Canal – William H. Seward
  • The Emancipation of South America – Henry Clay
  • Defining the Powers of the Federal Government – John Marshall
  • Opinion of Chief Justice Marshall in the Case of McCulloch vs. the State of Maryland – John Marshall
  • Treaty with Spain, 1819 – The U.S. and Spanish Governments

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