THIS LITTLE BOOK IS INTENDED TO FURNISH A BACKGROUND study of the history of the U.S., the history of the political and industrial freedom in England, from the invasion of Julius Caesar to the death of Queen Victoria. The author tries to use language familiar to pupils in the 7th year of the course of study in our Elementary schools.
Introduction: The white people who first came to this country were Europeans. Those who settled on the Atlantic coast from Maine to Florida were Englishmen. The ancestors of those English were Germans, who lived north of the Elbe river, in Germany, and near the coast of the North Sea. If we call the English our Grandfathers, then we must claim those early German people as our great grandfathers. From this it is evident that the American, the English and the German were all members of one great family or race, known as the Germanic family, in history as the Teutonic race.
Many of the inhabitants of Ireland, Wales, and Scotland have ancestors called the Britons. And there before the Germans were called the Celtic race. However they were related to the Germans.