The thirteen chapters of American history BY user47194 Thirteen Chapters of American History The Thirteen Chapters of American History was written by Theodore Sutro in 1905. He writes about pieces of history that were major mild stones in American history starting from Columbus and ending at around the 1890’s. The Thirteen Paintings, to a history time and description of their creator, Edward Moran. They mostly had some association from the ocean like famous voyages to battles. Chapter one is Just a brief introduction to one of Moran famous painting of the sea, nothing really to pick up heir.
Chapter two is the landing of Lief Erickson in the New World, 1001. This part explaining how that before Columbus came over to actually start the conquest and the existence of what we know today as the United States of America. That their were some documents that confirmed of Chinese and Irish immigrants that came over to the Americas but never fully stayed to inhabit it. Chapters 3 & 4 get into the The arrival of Columbus with the Santa Maria, Nina and Pinta. It touches on what Columbus did while he was their and where he was going.
Shockingly it also portrays im in kind of a negative connotation for being a more brutal discover than compassionate, honest, light hearted fellow that we almost always see in our textbook’s. Entering chapter 5 the Mississippi river with Ferdinand De Soto and other explores like Charles V. of Cuba. Theodore also writes about the immortality of discoveries and of the new lands and how although Columbus was iconic the explore De Soto was also very successful and was know as the “Father of the Waters. He also mentions a little on the Lousiana purchase from the presidency of James Monroe, and how it was originally given by the French to the U. S. Chapter six takes place in September 1 1, 1609 when Henry Hudson arrived at New York Bay. It gives a history of how he got the funding to come over and what his goals were through the expedition. They mention, “Like theirs, also his ending was sad and tragic, for on a subsequent northwestern voyage, his mutinous crew cast him, together with his son and seven of his faithful men, adrift amid the ice of Hudson Bay…
There is not even an authentic portrait of him in existence. ” I personally never knew that, or that much of his life was mysterious except for when he went on his explorations. Dipping our oes into chapter 7 Theodore main purpose was the Arrival of the Pilgrims in Southampton on August 5, 1620. He describes how the pilgrims felt when the mayflower left port and wouldn’t return for 5 long months. In addition he also includes a Journal entry from the pilgrims during those times.
Chapter 8 is First Recognition of the American Flag by a Foreign Government. 158 after the pilgrims have arrived he wrote,”The hardy pioneers who had ventured across the ocean in considerable numbers had increased to thirteen colonies, the Declaration of Independence had been signed, the War of the Revolution was being fought, a reliminary confederation had been formed among the thirteen States, the first American Congress had met, and this, on June 14, 1777. ” Famous Paul Jones is mentioned of how he stood with his country and his commanding fleet.
Coming up to chapter 9 was the Burning of the Frigate Philadelphia, In the Harbor of Tripoli on February 16,1804. Focusing more on the Tripolitania war that was fought in the Decatur to the position of “Captain” Decatur. Chapter 10 taking place in around the 181 5’s it is the challenges that the US was facing with the British ships and how America was courageous enough to go up to them and still fight them at sea courageously. And the war of 1812 and the outcomes on it, and how some respect was given to America for their tie with Britain.
Chapter eleven is the sinking of the Cumberland by the Merrimac. And the battles being fought at sea for the civil war with the north blockade and the south defense and help from the British. Going in chapter twelve, was the loss of John Ericsson and how he came to America as nothing and then his,”name would be on every tongue in every land, and that the Government of the United States would deem it an honor to place the magnificent protected cruiser “Baltimore” of the United States Navvy. Last but certainly not least is chapter 13. Why he chose thirteen chapter isn’t any mystery. The original American naw only had a fleet of thirteen and their were only only thirteen stripes on the flag, or the thirteen original colonies. This chapter is about The Late Spanish-American War in September 29, 1899. It consist of the outcome of what the nation has become and how the Spanish were the last of the people which would mark the great wars of the United States of America.