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What is the general rule for recognizing the belligerent rights

of insurgents in foreign countries? Page 4201.


What was Grant's recommendation as to the transfer of the

Pension Bureau? Page 4061.

3. Why should an American merchant marine be re-established ?

Page 4007

When was the eight-hour law promulgated, as applied to

laborers, and mechanics in Government employ? Page 3969.

5. What national peril arises from fraudulent naturalization?

Page 3990.

6. What law stood in the way of acceptance by A. T. Stewart

of the position of Secretary of the Treasury ? Page 3962.

7. What was the President's recommendation as to granting the

proceeds of public lands to educational purposes? Pages 4106, 4157

8. What reconimendation was made as to the carrying of mer

chandise by mail? Page 4306.



Grant's counsel on the return to specie payment was marked by sound reasoning and conservatism. Page 3983 and following.

The panic tide, due to the holding of gold, could not, however, be stemmed. (See Black Friday and Panics, Encyclopedic Index.)

The Fifteenth Amendment was adopted during Grant's adininistration. (See Amendments, Encyclopedic Index, also page 32.!

The Alabama Claims were finally adjudicated. (See Alabama Claims, with references, Encyclopedic Index.)

The electoral commission was called into being at the close of Grant's administration, to settle the contest between Hayes, the Republican candidate, and Tilden, the Democratic candidate, for the Presidency. (See Electoral Commission, Encyclopedic Index.)

The Cuban situation continued to be vexing. For Grant's views, see pages 3985, 4018, 4051, 4101, 4143, 4245, 4290.

Grant had occasion to re-assert the Monroe Doctrine. Pages 4015, 4054, 4083.

What was known as the "Salary Grab Act" was passed. Page 4334. (See also "Salary Grab," Encyclopedic Index.)

Two great fires occurred in the country during Grant's administration: The great Chicago fire in 1871, referred to on pages 4108, 4138; the great Boston fire, referred to on page 4138.

Read Grant's Foreign Policy. Pages 3985, 4006, 4016, 4018, 4050, 4053, 4082, 4101, 4143, 4176, 4192, 4245, 4290, 4365.


For further suggestions on Grant's administration, see Grant, Ulysses S., Encyclopedic Index.

By reading the Foreign Policy of each President, and by scanning the messages as to the state of the nation, a thorough knowledge of the history of the United States will be acquired from the most authentic sources; because, as has been said, “Each President reviews the past, depicts the present and forecasts the future of the nation.”


Rutherford B. Hayes

March 4, 1877, to March 4, 1881

SEE ENCYCLOPEDIC INDEX. The Encyclopedic Index is not only an index to the other volumes, not only a key that unlocks the treasures of the entire publication, but it is in itself an alphabetically arranged brief history or story of the great controlling events constituting the History of the United States.

Under its proper alphabetical classification the story is told of every great subject referred to by any of the Presidents in their official Messages, and at the end of each article the official utterances of the Presidents themselves are cited upon the subject, so that you may readily turn to the page in the body of the work itself for this original information.

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