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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Federal Union, the John Fiske (search)
point of religion the cantons are sharply divided as Catholic and Protestant. Yet in spite of all this, Switzerland is as thoroughly united in feeling as any nation in Europe. To the German-speaking Catholic of Altdorf the German Catholics of Bavaria are foreigners, while the French-speaking Protestants of Geneva are fellow-countrymen. Deeper down even than these deep-seated differences of speech and creed lies the feeling that cones from the common possession of a political freedom that isen the States have greatly increased. To-day the population of New York is more than eighty times that of Nevada. In area the State of Rhode Island is smaller than Montenegro, while the State of Texas is larger than the Austrian Empire, with Bavaria and Wurtemberg thrown in. Yet New York and Nevada, Rhode Island and Texas each send two Senators to Washington, while on the other hand in the lower House each State has a number of representatives proportioned to its population. The upper Hous
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), George (Augustus) 1683- (search)
n France and England for about thirty years after the death of Queen Anne, during which time the colonists in America had enjoyed comparative repose. Then the selfish strifes of European monarchs kindled war again. In March, 1744, France declared war against Great Britain, and the colonists cheerfully prepared to begin the contest in America as King George's War; in Europe, the War of the Austrian Succession. A contest arose between Maria Theresa, Empress of Hungary, and the Elector of Bavaria, for the Austrian throne. The King of England espoused the cause of the empress, while the King of France took part with her opponent. This caused France to declare war against Great Britain. The French had built the strong fort of Louisburg, on the island of Cape Breton, after the treaty of Utrecht, and, because of its strength, it was called the Gibraltar of America. When the war was proclaimed, Governor Shirley, of Massachusetts, perceiving the importance of that place in the coming
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Gmeiner, John 1847- (search)
Gmeiner, John 1847- Clergyman; born in Baernan, Bavaria, Dec. 5, 1847; came to the United States in 1849 with his parents, who settled in Milwaukee, Wis.; was ordained a Roman Catholic priest in 1870; became Professor of Ecclesiastical History and Homiletics in the Seminary of St. Francis of Sales, Milwaukee, in 1876. His publications include The Church and the various nationalities of the United States, etc.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Hahn, Michael 1830-1886 (search)
Hahn, Michael 1830-1886 Jurist; born in Bavaria, Germany, Nov. 24, 1830; graduated at the University of Louisiana in 1854. He was opposed to secession and did all in his power to keep Louisiana in the Union. When New Orleans was captured in April, 1862, he immediately took the oath of allegiance to the United States; was elected governor of the State in 1864; and United States Senator in 1865, but was unable to obtain his seat. He served in the legislature for several years and in 1879 was elected district judge, which office he held until his resignation on being elected to the national House of Representatives in 1885. He died in Washington, D. C., March 15, 1886.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Kalb, Johann, Baron de 1721- (search)
Kalb, Johann, Baron de 1721- Military officer; born in Huttendorf, Bavaria, June 29, 1721; entered the French military service in 1743, and in 1747 rose to the rank of brigadier-general under Marshal Broglie, and obtained the order of military merit in 1761. The next year he visited the English-American colonies as a secret agent of the French government, to ascertain their political temper. He was a brigadier-general in the French army when (November, 1776) he was engaged by Franklin and Deane to serve in the Continental army. He accompanied Lafayette to America in 1777, and was appointed major-general, Sept. 15, 1777, by the Continental Congress. He served under the immediate command of Washington until after the evacuation of Philadelphia, June, 1778; then in New Jersey and Maryland until April, 1780, when he was sent to assist Lincoln, besieged in Charleston. He arrived too late. De Kalb became chief commander in the South after the fall of Baron De Kalb. Charleston,
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Rumford, Benjamin Thompson, Count 1753-1852 (search)
short time in South Carolina. Count Rumford. On returning to England at the close of the war, he was knighted, and in 1784 entered the service of the Elector of Bavaria as aide-de-camp and chamberlain. To that prince he was of infinite service in reorganizing the army and introducing many needed reforms. He greatly beautified M On the latter occasion he chose for his title, Rumford, the name of the place where he had married his wife. In 1795 he again visited England, and returning to Bavaria in 1796, when that country was threatened by the war between France and Germany, he was appointed head of the council of regency during the absence of the electore its minister, but the English government, acting on the rule of inalienable allegiance, could not receive him as such. Count Rumford gave up his citizenship in Bavaria and settled in Paris. There he married for his second wife the widow of Lavoisier, and with her retired to the villa of Auteuil, where he spent the remainder of
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Salzburgers, (search)
Salzburgers, The colony of seventy-eight persons, representing forty-two, families, who, under persecution, left their homes in the archbishopric of Salzburg, Bavaria; arrived in Savannah, Ga., in March, 1734, and under the direction of Oglethorpe located about 30 miles in the interior. See Georgia; Oglethorpe, James Edward.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Treaties. (search)
of Friendship, commerce, navigationSan JoseJuly 27, Austria: Treaty of Commerce, navigationWashingtonAug. 26, 1829 Treaty of Commerce and navigationWashingtonMay 8, 1848 Convention of ExtraditionWashingtonJuly 3, 1856 Austria-Hungary: Convention of Rights of consulsWashingtonJuly 11, 1870 Convention of NaturalizationViennaSept. 20, 1870 Convention of Trade-marksViennaNov. 25, 1871 Baden: Convention of ExtraditionBerlinJan. 30, 1857 Treaty of NaturalizationCarlsruheJuly 19, 1868 Bavaria: Convention of Abolishing droit d'aubaine and taxes on emigrationBerlinJan. 21, 1845 Convention of ExtraditionLondonSept. 12, 1853 Treaty of Citizenship of emigrantsMunichMay 26, 1868 Belgium: Treaty of Commerce and navigationBrusselsNov. 10, 1845 Convention of Peace, amity, commerce, etcWashingtonJuly 17, 1858 Convention of Completing treaty of 1858BrusselsMay 20, 1863 Treaty of To extinguish Scheldt duesBrusselsJuly 20, 1863 Convention of NaturalizationBrusselsNov. 16, 1868 Conv