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to cast a shadow upon another. No expense has been spared by the publishers to make the work complete and perfect in every form. The number, quality and character of the illustrations give to that department an excellence that cannot be challenged. The result of the long labor and great expense which have attended the preparation of the book, is a gratification to the editor and publishers, who cannot but feel that the public, for whose good the work has been issued, will join with them in the belief that it has a mission in the world that no other has been able to accomplish.
Discovery of the American Continent--The Descent of the Norsemen upon l'est-
ern Shores--The Dream and Deeds of Columbus--Other Bold Sailors Explore
-Vexico, Peru and Florida Placed Under the Spanish Yoke........
ADMINISTRATION OF GEORGE WASHINGTON.
ADMINISTRATION OF THOMAS JEFFERSON.
ADMINISTRATION OF JAMES MADISON.
ADMINISTRATION OF JAMES MONROE.
ADMINISTRATION OF JOHN QUINCY ADAMS.
Chosen President-Real Civil Service Adopted--Difficulties of Administration--
ADMINISTRATION OF ANDREW JACKSON.
Birth, Education and Early Political Service ...
mercial Relations-Internal Improvements—Nullification–The Tariff................ 617
Removal of the Deposits-Diplomatic Relations with France-The Increaseil
ADMINISTRATION OF MARTIN VAN BUREN.
The End of the Formative Period of our Government-Martin Van Buren and his
Early Preparation for his Life Work—The Hopeful Leader of a Democratic
-A Member of the Albany Regency-Elected to the United States Senate-Gov-
nated and Elected President- The Financial Panic of 1837–Defeated for Re-