The Foundations of American Nationality

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Abercrombie, General, in French and Indian War 381-382.
Acadia, French colony established, 25, 212; under Cromwell, 133; character, 212; taken by English ( 1690) and recovered, 219; British attack and conquest, 222, 223; cession by France to Great Britain, 224; French influence over Acadians, 364, 367; dispute as to extent, 367; removal of Acadians, 373.
Act for the Impartial Administration of Justice, 429.
Act for Settlement, 194; protected judges, 232.
Act of Union, 226
Acts of trade, 178, 182-184; protective principle, 184; problem of enforcement, 184; effect of Revolution of 1688, 205; readjusted by Grenville, 402-403.
Adams, John, influenced by Europeans writers, 255; broad thinking, 393; counsel for British officer, 422; in first Continental Congress, visits churches in Philadelphia, 433; War Office, 445, 461; favor independence, 449; opinion of Paine's Common Sense, 450; resolution of May,' 1776, 452; moves for American independence, 453; committee on Declaration of Independence, 453; argues for independence 454; comment on Declaration, 455; chairman of War Office, 461; influence on Massachusetts constitution, 463; secure loans from Dutch, 464; character and contribution to victory, 468; peace commissioner, 513; envoy to Holland, 514; attitude as peace commissioner, 514; ignores instructions, 519; negotiates for fisheries, 520; negotiates concerning private debts, 521; advice by Price, 527; belief in class distinctions, 535;view on apportionment, 549; on veto power, 550; drafts clause on public education in Massachusetts constitution, 555; on nature of Confederation, 563; commissioner to negotiate commercial treaties, 570; tires to secure commercial concessions from England, 570; ministo Great Britain, 570, 571, 572; influence on constitutional convention, 586; cited, 340 433.
Adams, Samuel, character and political theories, 420; forces transfer of soldiers, 422; opposes Hutchinson, 443, 424; Committees of Corre­spondence, 425; opposes tea tax, 426; in first Continental Congress, proposes Episcopal chaplain, 433; state politics, 566: favors federal Constitution, 607.
Addison, Spectator essays, influence on America, 254.
Admiralty, courts of, 241; jurisdiction, 403. "Adventures," in Maryland, 71.
Agriculture, in England, 3-5; of Indians, 50; in New England, 101, 102; in middle colonies, 292; in the South, 320, 324.
Aixa-la Chapelle, treaty, 365.
Albany, originally Fort Orange, 146, 157; fur trade, 146, 161; government, 158; opposes Leisler, 197; Dutch language, 284, 340.
Albany Congress of 1754, 376.
Albany Plan, 376; unacceptable to colonies, 377, 557.
Albemarle, Duke of, friend of Charles II, 134; Carolina proprietor, 136.
Albemarle settlements, 138-139.
Aldermen, in England, 9.
Alexander, Sir Williams, colonizer, 42
Algonquian Indians, political organization, 50.
Allegheny River, Céloron's journey, 369.
Allen, Ethan, takes Ticonderoga and Crown Point, 446.
Amboina massacre, 125.
Amendments, to Articles of Confederation, defeated, 568, 569, 571, 584; to Constitution, first ten, 610-611.
American nationality, English and other contributions, 1, 130, 131, 532, 533; in 1750, 338- 355; elements of unity, 340; English influences, 340-347; new American ideas, 347-355; religious tendency, 351-354; effect of westward expansion, 354; the making of an American, 354-355; feeling about the empire, 392-393; English predominate, 532, 533; common body of political doctrine, 555; evolution incomplete, 613; foundations established, 613.
Americanizing influences, 347-348.
Amherst, Jeffrey, takes Louisburg, 381, 382; expedition against Quebec, 383, 384; takes Montreal, 384.
Amory, Thomas, Boston merchant, career, 263.
Anarchy, threatened during Revolution, 463.
André, Major, execution, 501.
Andros, Edmund, character, 158. 180; governor of New York, 158, 166; attempted to control of' New Jersey, 162; governor of New England, 189-192; relations with Indians, 190; taxation, 191; disregard of Puritan traditions, 192; deposed, 195.
Anglican Church, 11; in Virginia, 56, 61, 77, 330, 331, 552; high church party, 96; in North Carolina, 137, 250; in South Carolina, 142, 248, 250, 332; in New York, 159, 248, 303, 304; in Pennsylvania, 171, 175, 304; in New England, 192, 248, 250, 276; in Ireland, 227; position in the colonies, 248-250; bishops pro­posed for America, 249, 420; on Philadelphia' and Burlington, 304; schools in middle colonies, 306; in Maryland, 332; in Thirteen Colonies, conservatism, 353; in United States, 533, 553.
Anglo-Spanish War of 1789, 362.
Annapolis ( Md.), founded, 72; capital Maryland, 323; Confederation Congress at, 566, 567.
Annapolis Convention, 585.
Anne, Queen, 220; reduction of power, 228; death, 249.


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