Historical Dictionary of the Early American Republic, 1st Edition

  • Richard Buel
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  • ISBN-10: 0810865106
  • ISBN-13: 9780810865105
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 395 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2006 | Published/Released June 2009
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Overview

The formative period of the United States, running roughly from 1789 to 1829, has become remote and perhaps overly idealized. While the administrations of George Washington, John Adams, James Madison, James Monroe and John Quincy Adams set the country on the path to modernity by resolving some nagging problems left over from the Revolution, they failed to resolve many crucial issues, such as slavery, the treatment of Native Americans, and the consequences of industrial development. Despite many common goals, the gentry's leadership was riven by sectional friction, personal competition, and partisan bickering that almost tore the nation apart during the War of 1812.

The Historical Dictionary of the Early American Republic recounts the achievements and the failures, the progress and the backsliding, and the high and low points of our forefathers. First traced in the chronology and then explained in the introduction, the history of our nation's formative years is laid out in great detail. The several hundred dictionary entries describe the more eminent persons, the evolving institutions, and the crucial events that our young country faced. An extensive bibliography is included to provide easy access for further studies.

About the Author:
Richard Buel, Jr. taught American history for forty years at Wesleyan University before retiring in 2002. For 21 years between 1970 and 1991, he was an associate editor of History and Theory, and he has published five scholarly books on revolutionary America and the early Republic.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Historical Dictionaries.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Contents.
Editor's Foreword.
Acknowledgments.
Maps.
Chronology.
Introduction.
The Dictionary.
1: Abolition/Abolitionists.
2: Adams, Abigail.
3: Adams, John.
4: Adams, John Quincy.
5: Adams-Onís Treaty.
6: African Americans.
7: African Methodist Epsicopal Church.
8: Agricultural Development.
9: Alien Law.
10: Allen, Richard.
11: Allston, Washington.
12: American Bible Society.
13: American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions.
14: American Colonization Society.
15: American System.
16: American Tract Society.
17: Anglo-American Convention of 1818.
18: Anti-Federalist.
19: Anti-Masonic Movement/Anti-Masonry.
20: Antislavery.
21: Architecture.
22: Armstrong, John.
23: Arts.
24: Asbury, Francis.
25: Assumption (of the state debts).
26: Astor, John Jacob.
27: Audubon, John James.
28: Austin, Moses.
29: Austin, Stephen Fuller.
30: Baldwin, Loammi.
31: Banking/Banks (Commercial).
32: Bankruptcy (Federal) Law.
33: Baptists.
34: Barbary Wars.
35: Barlow, Joel.
36: Beecher, Lyman.
37: Benton, Thomas Hart.
38: Berlin Decree.
39: Biddle, Nicholas.
40: Bill of Rights.
41: Billings, William.
42: Bingham, Hiram.
43: Bladensburg, Battle of.
44: Blount Conspiracy.
45: Bonus Bill.
46: Bowditch, Nathaniel.
47: Brant, Joseph.
48: Brown, Charles Brockden.
49: Brown, Jacob Jennings.
50: Brown, Moses.
51: Bryant, William Cullen.
52: Bulfinch, Charles.
53: Burr, Aaron.
54: Burr Treason Trial.
55: Cadore Letter.
56: Calhoun, John Caldwell.
57: Calvinism/Calvinists.
58: Cane Ridge Camp Meeting Revival.
59: Catholicism.
60: Channing, William Ellery.
61: Chateaugay River, Battle of.
62: Cherokee.
63: Chesapeake, Uss.
64: Child, Lydia Maria Francis.
65: Chippewa Plain, Battle of.
66: Chisholm v. Georgia.
67: Chrystler's Farm, Battle of.
68: Clark, William.
69: Clay, Henry.
70: Clinton, Dewitt.
71: Clinton, George.
72: Commercial Expansion.
73: Communications.
74: Congregationalism/Congregationalists.
75: Congressional Caucus.
76: Constitution, Uss.
77: Continental System.
78: Convention of 1815.
79: Convention of 1817.
80: Cook, Daniel Pope.
81: Cooper, James Fenimore.
82: Cotton Gin.
83: Crawford, William Harris.
84: Creek Nation.
85: Creek War.
86: Cuffee, Paul.
87: Cumberland (National) Road.
88: Dartmouth College Case.
89: Dearborn, Henry.
90: Decatur, Stephen.
91: Deism/Deists.
92: Democratic Party.
93: Detroit, Surrender of in 1812.
94: Directory.
95: Discourses on Davila.
96: Discrimination.
97: Discriminatory Tonnage Duties.
98: Dow, Lorenzo.
99: Dueling/Duels.
100: Dunlap, William.
101: Du Pont, Eleuthére Irénée.
102: Dwight, Timothy.
103: East Florida.
104: Economic Development of the United States.
105: Education.
106: Election (Presidential) of 1789.
107: Election (Presidential) of 1792.
108: Election (Presidential) of 1796.
109: Election (Presidential) of 1800.
110: Election (Presidential) of 1804.
111: Election (Presidential) of 1808.
112: Election (Presidential) of 1812.
113: Election (Presidential) of 1816.
114: Election (Presidential) of 1820.
115: Election (Presidential) of 1824.
116: Election (Presidential) of 1828.
117: Electoral College.
118: Eleventh Amendment (to the Constitution).
119: Ellicott, Andrew.
120: Ellsworth, Oliver.
121: Embargo.
122: Embargo of 1807–1809.
123: Embargo of 1812.
124: Embargo of 1813–1814.
125: Enforcement Act of 1809.
126: Entrepôt.
127: Era of Good Feelings.
128: Erie Canal.
129: Essex Decision.
130: Evans, Oliver.
131: Exploration.
132: Fallen Timbers, Battle of.
133: Farewell Address.
134: Federalist Party.
135: Fiction.
136: Finney, Charles Grandison.
137: First Amendment (to the Constitution).
138: First Bank of the United States.
139: First Congress.
140: First Emancipation.
141: First Party System.
142: Fletcher V. Peck.
143: Fort Erie.
144: Fort Meigs.
145: Fort Mims.
146: Fort Wayne, Treaty of.
147: Franco-American Alliance of 1778.
148: Franco-American Convention of 1800.
149: Franklin, Benjamin.
150: Fredonia Rebellion.
151: Freedmen.
152: Freemasonry.
153: French Revolution.
154: Frenchtown, Battle of (Also Referred to as the Battle of Raisin River).
155: Freneau, Philip Morin.
156: Fries's Rebellion.
157: Fugitive Slave Law.
158: Fulton, Robert.
159: Funding.
160: Gabriel's Rebellion.
161: Gallatin, Albert.
162: Gallaudet, Thomas Hopkins.
163: General Survey Act.
164: Genét, Edmund.
165: Gerry, Elbridge.
166: Ghent, Treaty of.
167: Gibbons V. Ogden.
168: Giles's Resolutions of 1793.
169: Girard, Stephen.
170: Gore, Christopher.
171: Greenville, Treaties of.
172: Haitian Revolution.
173: Hale, Sarah Josepha Buell.
174: Hamilton, Alexander.
175: Harrison, William Henry.
176: Hartford Convention.
177: Haynes, Lemuel.
178: Henry Papers.
179: Horseshoe Bend, Battle of.
180: Hull, Isaac.
181: Hull, William.
182: Humphreys, David.
183: Hylton V. United States.
184: Immigration/Immigrants.
185: Impost.
186: Impressment.
187: Indians (Native Americans).
188: Industry.
189: Infidelity.
Front Cover.
Historical Dictionaries.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Contents.
Editor's Foreword.
Acknowledgments.
Maps.
Chronology.
Introduction.
The Dictionary.
1: Abolition/Abolitionists.
2: Adams, Abigail.
3: Adams, John.
4: Adams, John Quincy.
5: Adams-Onís Treaty.
6: African Americans.
7: African Methodist Epsicopal Church.
8: Agricultural Development.
9: Alien Law.
10: Allen, Richard.
11: Allston, Washington.
12: American Bible Society.
13: American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions.
14: American Colonization Society.
15: American System.
16: American Tract Society.
17: Anglo-American Convention of 1818.
18: Anti-Federalist.
19: Anti-Masonic Movement/Anti-Masonry.
20: Antislavery.
21: Architecture.
22: Armstrong, John.
23: Arts.
24: Asbury, Francis.
25: Assumption (of the state debts).
26: Astor, John Jacob.
27: Audubon, John James.
28: Austin, Moses.
29: Austin, Stephen Fuller.
30: Baldwin, Loammi.
31: Banking/Banks (Commercial).
32: Bankruptcy (Federal) Law.
33: Baptists.
34: Barbary Wars.
35: Barlow, Joel.
36: Beecher, Lyman.
37: Benton, Thomas Hart.
38: Berlin Decree.
39: Biddle, Nicholas.
40: Bill of Rights.
41: Billings, William.
42: Bingham, Hiram.
43: Bladensburg, Battle of.
44: Blount Conspiracy.
45: Bonus Bill.
46: Bowditch, Nathaniel.
47: Brant, Joseph.
48: Brown, Charles Brockden.
49: Brown, Jacob Jennings.
50: Brown, Moses.
51: Bryant, William Cullen.
52: Bulfinch, Charles.
53: Burr, Aaron.
54: Burr Treason Trial.
55: Cadore Letter.
56: Calhoun, John Caldwell.
57: Calvinism/Calvinists.
58: Cane Ridge Camp Meeting Revival.
59: Catholicism.
60: Channing, William Ellery.
61: Chateaugay River, Battle of.
62: Cherokee.
63: Chesapeake, Uss.
64: Child, Lydia Maria Francis.
65: Chippewa Plain, Battle of.
66: Chisholm v. Georgia.
67: Chrystler's Farm, Battle of.
68: Clark, William.
69: Clay, Henry.
70: Clinton, Dewitt.
71: Clinton, George.
72: Commercial Expansion.
73: Communications.
74: Congregationalism/Congregationalists.
75: Congressional Caucus.
76: Constitution, Uss.
77: Continental System.
78: Convention of 1815.
79: Convention of 1817.
80: Cook, Daniel Pope.
81: Cooper, James Fenimore.
82: Cotton Gin.
83: Crawford, William Harris.
84: Creek Nation.
85: Creek War.
86: Cuffee, Paul.
87: Cumberland (National) Road.
88: Dartmouth College Case.
89: Dearborn, Henry.
90: Decatur, Stephen.
91: Deism/Deists.
92: Democratic Party.
93: Detroit, Surrender of in 1812.
94: Directory.
95: Discourses on Davila.
96: Discrimination.
97: Discriminatory Tonnage Duties.
98: Dow, Lorenzo.
99: Dueling/Duels.
100: Dunlap, William.
101: Du Pont, Eleuthére Irénée.
102: Dwight, Timothy.
103: East Florida.
104: Economic Development of the United States.
105: Education.
106: Election (Presidential) of 1789.
107: Election (Presidential) of 1792.
108: Election (Presidential) of 1796.
109: Election (Presidential) of 1800.
110: Election (Presidential) of 1804.
111: Election (Presidential) of 1808.
112: Election (Presidential) of 1812.
113: Election (Presidential) of 1816.
114: Election (Presidential) of 1820.
115: Election (Presidential) of 1824.
116: Election (Presidential) of 1828.
117: Electoral College.
118: Eleventh Amendment (to the Constitution).
119: Ellicott, Andrew.
120: Ellsworth, Oliver.
121: Embargo.
122: Embargo of 1807–1809.
123: Embargo of 1812.
124: Embargo of 1813–1814.
125: Enforcement Act of 1809.
126: Entrepôt.
127: Era of Good Feelings.
128: Erie Canal.
129: Essex Decision.
130: Evans, Oliver.
131: Exploration.
132: Fallen Timbers, Battle of.
133: Farewell Address.
134: Federalist Party.
135: Fiction.
136: Finney, Charles Grandison.
137: First Amendment (to the Constitution).
138: First Bank of the United States.
139: First Congress.
140: First Emancipation.
141: First Party System.
142: Fletcher V. Peck.
143: Fort Erie.
144: Fort Meigs.
145: Fort Mims.
146: Fort Wayne, Treaty of.
147: Franco-American Alliance of 1778.
148: Franco-American Convention of 1800.
149: Franklin, Benjamin.
150: Fredonia Rebellion.
151: Freedmen.
152: Freemasonry.
153: French Revolution.
154: Frenchtown, Battle of (Also Referred to as the Battle of Raisin River).
155: Freneau, Philip Morin.
156: Fries's Rebellion.
157: Fugitive Slave Law.
158: Fulton, Robert.
159: Funding.
160: Gabriel's Rebellion.
161: Gallatin, Albert.
162: Gallaudet, Thomas Hopkins.
163: General Survey Act.
164: Genét, Edmund.
165: Gerry, Elbridge.
166: Ghent, Treaty of.
167: Gibbons V. Ogden.
168: Giles's Resolutions of 1793.
169: Girard, Stephen.
170: Gore, Christopher.
171: Greenville, Treaties of.
172: Haitian Revolution.
173: Hale, Sarah Josepha Buell.
174: Hamilton, Alexander.
175: Harrison, William Henry.
176: Hartford Convention.
177: Haynes, Lemuel.
178: Henry Papers.
179: Horseshoe Bend, Battle of.
180: Hull, Isaac.
181: Hull, William.
182: Humphreys, David.
183: Hylton V. United States.
184: Immigration/Immigrants.
185: Impost.
186: Impressment.
187: Indians (Native Americans).
188: Industry.
189: Infidelity.