The Beginner's American History
Prefatory note 
This little book is intended by the writer as an introduction to his larger work entitled The Leading Facts of American History.
It is in no sense an abridgement of the larger history, but is practically an entirely new and distinct work.
Its object is to present clearly and accurately those facts and principles in the lives of some of the chief founders and builders of America which would be of interest and value to pupils beginning the study of our history. Throughout the book great care has been taken to relate only such incidents and anecdotes as are believed to rest on unexceptionable authority.
The words quoted literally in this book are enclosed in double quotation marks; those quoted in substance only are enclosed in single marks; while those attributed by the writer to different speakers have no marks.
In this edition the paging has been changed, but the numbering of the paragraphs remains the same.
- David H. Montgomery.
- See also the expanded table of contents.
- List of illustrations
- Christopher Columbus
- John Cabot
- Ponce de Leon, Balboa, and De Soto
- Sir Walter Raleigh
- Captain John Smith
- Captain Henry Hudson
- Captain Myles Standish
- Lord Baltimore
- Roger Williams
- King Philip
- William Penn
- General James Oglethorpe
- Benjamin Franklin
- George Washington
- Daniel Boone
- General James Robertson and Governor John Sevier
- General George Rogers Clark
- General Rufus Putnam
- Eli Whitney
- Thomas Jefferson
- Robert Fulton
- General William Henry Harrison
- General Andrew Jackson
- Professor Morse
- General Sam Houston
- Captain Robert Gray
- Captain Sutter
- Abraham Lincoln
- Since the Civil War
- Appendix: A short list of books of reference
List of illustrations 
- See also the complete list of illustrations (in Wikimedia Commons) to view all the images at once.
List of large maps 
- NOTE.—In these maps it has been thought best to give the boundaries of the thirteen original states as they now exist; and to show the outlines of other states before they were organized and admitted.
List of full-page illustrations 
- Frontispiece—The National Capitol
- Liberty enlightening the World
- Indian Attack on a Settlement
- “Yankee Doodle,” or The Spirit of '76
- Paul Revere's Ride
- Battle of New Orleans
|This work is in the public domain in the United States because it was published before January 1, 1923.
The author died in 1928, so this work is also in the public domain in countries and areas where the copyright term is the author's life plus 80 years or less. This work may also be in the public domain in countries and areas with longer native copyright terms that apply the rule of the shorter term to foreign works.