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More than 25,000 page references to the official utterances of the Presidents, interspersed with some eight hundred encyclopedic articles on American history and politics, elaborating and going into the details of every subject discussed by the executives. A summary history and description of every branch of the Government—Executive, Legislative and Judicial outlining the development of each department from its beginning to the present time, together with all bureaus and special commissions. An analysis of each administration written by competent contemporaneous authority. Definition and summary of the treaties between the United States and all foreign countries. The growth of the Army and Navy, with the latest official facts of organization, strength and equipment. History of each State from original territory to present time. A brief description and history of every country in the world, and the trade and treaty relations of each with the United States. Synopsis of all political parties, their platforms, growth and achievements. Leaders in all the great political movements since the organization of the government, together with their votes, are given in detail, as well as the origin of popular nicknames and campaign cries. Accounts of the wars engaged in by the United States, together with a recital of the causes thereof and a brief account of each battle fought by American soldiers; also important foreign wars. List of Federal courts and commissions and digests of such leading supreme court decisions as tend to interpret the constitution. Discussions of public questions of national policy, such as Monroe Doctrine, Panama Canal, Interstate Commerce, Banking, Agriculture, Exports, Imports, Mining, Slavery, Woman Suffrage, Trusts, Prohibition, Labor, Tariff, etc. Aboriginal inhabitants, characteristics and early home of each tribe and nation, their wars with the white settlers and decline before advancing civilization. More than a thousand selected biographical sketches of eminent American statesmen and leaders in the country's development.





See the analysis of each Administration under the name of the
Executive. These analyses are paragraphed under subheadings (such as
" Slavery“), so that one may readily trace the development of a question
through many Administrations, and find the narrative continuous.

See the biographies of men famous in American Statecraft, Warfare
and Diplomacy, as well as the biographies of present Cabinet Ministers,
Senators, and Congressmen, which appear under their respective games.

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g The collection of pictures appearing in the first ten volumes of this set can safely be said to be the best ever gathered together for the purpose of illustrating the history and progress of our country from every viewpoint.

g The pictures themselves almost tell the story of the development of this Nation. They appear in about equal number in each volume, and in direct connection with the text matter, therefore in chronological order.

g On the back of each of the historical illustration plates there is found descriptive matter which adds value to the illustrations and important historical data supplementing the messages themselves.

g In the forepart of each of the first ten volumes will be found a list of the pictures contained in the given volume. FACSIMILE REPRODUCTIONS OF STATE PAPERS


Adams, John, Coinage Proclamation, 256. Adams, John Quincy, Proclamation of

Tonnage Duties (first and last pages),

948. Buchanan's Note to Senate Relating to

Mormon Troubles, 3135. Clayton-Bulwer Treaty, of Taylor's Ad

ministration (final page), 2567. Cleveland's Proclamation Utah's

Admission to Union, 6154. Cleveland's Signature to Proclamation

Admitting Utah into Union, 6155. Declaration of Independence (Original

Draft of), 4. Declaration of War against Spain, 6295. Declaration of War with Mexico, 2312. Fillmore's Fugitive Slave Proclamation

(first page), 2692. Fillmore's Fugitive Slave Proclamation

(last page), 2693. Garfield's Note to the Senate, 4602. Grant's Centennial Proclamation, 4376. Grant's Signature to Centennial Procla

mation, 4367. Grant's Proclamation Calling for an

Extra Session of the Senate, 3976. Harrison's (Benjamin) Proclamation

Admitting Washington to Union,

5375. Harrison's (Benjamin) Signature to

Proclamation Admitting Washington

to Union, 5376. Hay-Pauncefote Treaty, 7762. Hayes' Proclamation, Maryland Rail

road Strike (first page), 4470. Hayes' Signature to Proclamation,

Maryland Railroad Strike (last page),

4471. Jackson's Proclamation about the Pub

lic Lands in Alabama, 1041. Jackson's Signature on a State Docu

ment, 1201. Jefferson's Neutrality Proclamation,

414. Johnson's Thanksgiving Proclamation,

3530. Johnson's Signature to Thanksgiving

Proclamation, 3531.

Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation

(first, last, and intermediate pages),

3261. Lincoln's Gettysburg Address, 3373. Lincoln's Letter to Mrs. Bixby, 3341. Lincoln's Signature to Emancipation

Proclamation, 3262. Lincoln's Proclamation Admitting West

Virginia into the Union, 3389. Lincoln's Signature to Proclamation

Admitting West Virginia into Union,

3390. Monroe Doctrine (page from Monroe's

Seventh Annual Message), 791. Monroe's Letter to a Friend Explain

ing National Policy, 759. Pierce's Proclamation against Cuban

Filibusters (first page), 2769. Pierce's Proclamation against Cuban

Filibusters (second page), 2770. Roosevelt's Proclamation of Special

Holiday for Celebration of Centennial

of Lincoln's Birth, 6964. Roosevelt's Announcement of Centen

nial of Lincoln's Birth, Last Page

and Signature, 6965. South Carolina's Secession Ordinance,

3151. Taft's Proclamation of the Death of

Vice-President Sherman, 7730. Taft's and Secretary Knox's Signature

to Announcement of Death of Vice

President Sherman, 7731. Taylor's Signature on a State Docu

ment, 2566. Tyler's Signature on the Ratification of

the Webster-Ashburton Treaty, 2026. Van Buren's Proclamation Revoking

Tonnage Duties, 1549. Washington's First Thanksgiving Proc

lamation, 66. Webster-Ashburton Treaty, Ratified in

Tyler's Administration, 2025. Wilson's Engagement Book, Page from,

8016. Wilson's Neutrality Proclamation at the

Outbreak of the European War of

1914, 7968. Wilson's Neutrality Proclamation, Last

Page, with Signature of Secretary
Bryan, 7969.

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