Phrases from my AP US History Book

“‘Vote as You Shoot’ was a powerful Republican slogan…” p. 513

“Republicans could not take future victories ‘for Granted'” p. 513 (when Grant was elected)

“…often paraded in public with ‘cuddlesome women'” p. 514

Some are born great,
Some achieve greatness,
And some are born in Ohio.
” p. 519

“The campaigners shunned real controversy like leprosy,” p.526

“Efforts to untwist the rails corkscrewed by Sherman’s soldiers proved bumpily unsatisfactory.” p. 488

“But ‘Stonewall’ Jackson’s gray clad warriors stood like a stone wall.” p. 461

“For four hours, on March 9, 1863, the little ‘Yankee cheesebox on a raft’ fought the wheezy Merrimack to a standstill.” p. 466

“The Confederate troops sang lustily:” p. 467

“Slaves morever were ‘the stomach of the Confederacy,’ for they kept the farms going while the white men fought.” p. 471

“A chicken could not have lived in the line of fire, remarked one Confederate officer.” p.472

“The North, as long as it was convulsed by war, pursued a walk on eggs policy towards France.” p.454

“He reluctantly took ‘French leave’ of his ill starred puppet in 1867.” p. 454

“…the owners of horse drawn vans in Petersburg, Virginia,…” p. 455

“A protective tariff thus became identified with the Republican party, as American industrialists, mostly Republicans, waxed fat on these welcome benefits.” p. 457

“The South was even driven to the economic cannibalism of pulling up rails form the less used lines to repair the main ones.” 459

“Most ominous of all, the was rearoused the snarling dog of the slavery issue, and the beast did not stop yelping until drowned in the blood of the Civil War.” p. 398

“To politicians, the wisest strategy seemed to be to sit on the lid of the slavery issue and ignore the boiling beneath.” p. 400

“As usual, the Whigs pussyfooted in their platform.” p. 401

“…he had served without real distinction in the Mexican War. As a result of a painful groin injury that caused him to fall off a horse, he was known as the ‘Fainting General'” p. 411

“They finally choked to death trying to swallow the distasteful Fugitive Slave Law.” p. 411

“These ambitions especially fired the ambitions of the ‘slavocrats'” p. 412

“…became increasingly unwilling to sleep under the same roof as their hostile Yankee bedfellows.” p.422

“Brooding over the turbulent miscarriage of popular soverginty” p. 424

“..the only alternative was to chastise the senator as one would beat an unruly dog.” p.424

“This pronouncement was one of the opening paper gun blasts of the Civil War.” 427

“The North and South were Siamese twins, bound inseparably together.” 444

“Unhappily, the conflict between ‘Billy Yank’ and ‘Johnny Reb’ was a brothers’ war.” p. 448

“Their high pitched ‘rebel yell’ (‘yeeeahhh’) was designed to strike terror into the hearts of fuzzy chinned Yankee recruits.” p. 448

“One Kentuckian was heard to say that ‘Old Zack’ would be elected president in 1848 by ‘spontaneous combustion'” p.394

“Loosely defined tribes would periodically gather into encampments along a riverbank at fish spawning time…” p. 9

“Its population was mushrooming…” p. 27

“Oddly enough, the story of New England was largely written by rocks.” p. 77

“Seemingly the farmer had only to tickle the soil with a hoe and it would laugh with a harvest.” p. 89

“Stump grubing Americans…” p. 98

“This explosive issue had been debated with much heat in Congress, where the old North South cleavage still lurked ominously.” p. 195

“…and the country was left with an all dressed up but nowhere to go feeling.” p. 210

“They were unable or unwilling to unbend and appeal to the common people. They could not adapt so like the dinosaur they died.” p. 213

“Seeking to allay Federalist fears of a bull in the china closet overturn…” p.214

“States’ rights Jeffersonians condemned the crafty judge’s ‘twistifications,’ but Marshall pushed ahead inflexibly on his Federalist course.” p. 216

“…many of whom had never seen a body of salt larger than a salt lick,” p. 228

“Unhappily, the stench of treason has clung to the Hartford Convention.” p. 238

“The infant industries bawled lustily for protection.” p. 240

“A national Congress, out Federalizing the old Federalists.” p. 240

“The recent attempts to invade Canada had all failed partly because of the oath provoking roads.” p.241

“The poorer classes the one suspender men and their families ” p. 243

“Yankees and southerners sometimes allied as new kinds of cleavages emerged between rich and poor…” p. 247

“The woods were full of presidential timber in 1824.” p. 259

“Jackson condemned Clay as the ‘Judas of the West,’ and John Randolph of Virginia publicly assailed the alliance between ‘the Puritan [Adams] and the black leg [Clay],’ who, he added ‘shines and stinks like rotten mackerel by moonlight.'” p. 260

“John Quincy Adams was a chip off the old family glacier.” p.261

“But with the ray New Democracy in the driver’s seat, his cold fish son could hardly hope for success at the polls.” p. 261

“If the president would not reward party workers with political plums, why should they labor to keep him in office?” p. 261

“But wool manufacturers, dissatisfied with their measure of protection, bleated for still higher barriers.” p. 262

“His university was adversity.” p. 267

“Jackson, with more ruthlessness, extended it to more people while complaining about those clamoring for a public tit from which to suck the treasury.” p. 268

“Professional politicians, by ladling out the ‘gravy’ of office, had been able to make politics a full time, full course buisness, rather than a sidedish.” p. 268

“…let as many citizens as possible feed at the public trough for at least a short time.” p. 268

“Martin Van Buren (second rat from the right) was later reinstated in the cabinet.” p. 270

“A vindictive Jackson was not one to let the financial octopus die in peace.” p. 279

“William H. Prescott, who accidently lost the sight of an eye while in college,…” p. 353

“This attack on the right of petition aroused the sleeping lion in the aged ex president.” p. 375

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