Lawton B. Evans's America First PDF

By Lawton B. Evans

ISBN-10: 1599152096

ISBN-13: 9781599152097

Number of 100 action-packed tales, overlaying the variety of yank historical past, from the 1st stopover at of Leif the fortunate to the exploits of Sergeant York in international conflict I. In concerning the lengthy, exciting tale of the rigors and triumphs of the pioneers and patriots, the writer goals to gratify the affection of youngsters for the dramatic and picturesque, to meet them with tales which are real, and to lead them to accustomed to the nice characters within the heritage in their personal nation. appropriate for a while nine and up.

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The Spanish monarch told Pizarro that he might be governor of all the land he subdued, and in addition he might keep half the gold he found. But the King did not give him any money with which to buy ships and supplies. Pizarro was not daunted, however, by this. After a few months he found enough men and borrowed enough money to start afresh. He landed again on the Peruvian coast, and remained a year in one place, awaiting reinforcements and supplies. He then started on his march inland to meet Atahualpa, who was the King of the country.

This brought matters to a crisis. The Spaniards must now indeed leave, and leave quickly. So they planned to go by night. But as they departed over the bridge that connected the city with the mainland, the Mexicans discovered them, and began a merciless attack upon them. They swarmed forth by the thousands, cutting away portions of the bridge, hurling stones and arrows, and rushing upon the Spaniards with their spears. Cortez lost many men before he could withdraw. The greedy Spanish soldiers would not follow his advice to drop their packs of gold as they fled.

I will govern according to the common weal, and not according to the common will," was his haughty speech. There were many people in England who were opposed to parts of the religious service and to many of the ecclesiastical ceremonies of the Church of England. They wished to purify the Church of its old customs, and so they were called "Puritans" by way of derision. The Puritans frankly refused to conform to the Church. "I shall make them conform, else I shall harry them out of this land, or even worse," said King James, in anger.

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