American History As It Was Taught In 1899.

Over time we see things differently--especially how historical events are interpreted, revised, then reinterpreted. Sometimes revisionism is the result of newly discovered documents that were previously unknown by historians. At other times society changes and along with its viewpoint.

All of the articles are from the Story of the Great Republic, by H.A. Gueber, and published by Eclectic School Readings in 1899. The content has been organized into categories for easy access.


During Monroe's two terms as President, another great change took place.


In 1781, several years before Congress took possession of the western lands, the states had all signed “Articles of Confederation,” a system of federal government proposed in 1776.

3/4/1845 - 3/3/1849

The slavery question created such very strong and bitter feeling that the next election saw the rise of what is still called the Republican party, which soon included all those in favor of free soi


On the 26th of April, 1865, General Johnston surrendered the last large Confederate army to General Sherman, at Raleigh; and on the 10th of May, President Davis was caught in Georgia.


The Confederate States paid no attention at all to the Emancipation Proclamation, so the Negroes dared claim their freedom only when the Union troops were near enough to protect them.


The news of Washington's death struck every heart with dismay.

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