A System of Modern Geography ...: Illustrated by an Atlas of Eighteen Maps ...

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Thomas, Coperthwait & Company, 1844
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Page 258 - Ocean, the first thing which strikes us is, that, the north-east and south-east monsoons, which are found the one on the north and the other on...
Page 103 - Constitution in a Congress, consisting of a Senate and House of Representatives. The Senate consists of two members from each State, chosen by the State Legislatures for six years.
Page 23 - The AXIS of the earth is an imaginary line passing through its centre from north to south. The ends...
Page 92 - ... The Thames, flowing into Lake St. Clair, and the Ouse, are the principal rivers of Upper Canada. The St John, which rises in Maine, is navigable 80 miles by sea vessels, but its course is much broken by falls and rapids. The Miramichi is the other principal river of New Brunswick. Lakes, in Canada, are on a greater scale than in any other part of the world ; and the united chain forms a vast inland sea of fresh water. The largest of these, and the largest fresh water lake in the world is Lake...
Page 103 - The Executive power is vested in a President, who, together with the Vice-President, is chosen for four years, by electors from all the States. The principal subordinate officers of the Executive Department are, the Secretary of State, of the Treasury, of War, of the Navy, and of the Department of the Interior, the Post-Master-General, and the Attorney-General.
Page 91 - The cliffs on their coast present the remarkable phenomenon of red snow, the nature and origin of which have excited much controversy among the learned in Europe. The eastern coast, extending southward from Iceland to Cape Farewell, has excited a remarkable interest in consequence of having been believed to be the seat of early colonies from that island, described as once having been in a flourishing...
Page 118 - The more compact part of the town is built on a peninsula, the centre of which is occupied by Bunker Hill. The houses stand on the eastern and southern slope of the hill, and along its base. The main street is a mile in length, and there is a spacious and handsome square in the southern part. It is a pleasant but irregular town, and the views of the city, with the...
Page 127 - State, for the greater part of that gloomy period, was the theatre of active hostilities ; and the surrender of General Burgoyne and his army, with other memorable events, took place within its limits. 12. The city of New York is situated on Manhattan Island, at the junction of the Hudson and East rivers. It is the largest city...
Page 25 - Point out on Map of the World, No. 1, the Tropics of Cancer and Capricorn. You will find them between the figures 20 and 30 that are printed on the edge of the map.
Page 50 - A Pagan Temple. 367. Who are the Jews ? A. They are those who believe in the Old Testament, but reject the New, and expect a Saviour yet to come.

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