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the place of opening exercises; they may also serve as a basis for com-
position work, the class being required now and then to reproduce
them. Don't, however, I beg of you, ask the children to do this as
a regular thing; let them more often listen to you for the pure pleas-
ure of the story you are telling, a pleasure unmarred by the fear that
they may forget some of the points you are making, and thus fail in
the reproduction exercise. These suggestions are made only for the
use of those teachers who may have the time for this extra work.
(1) Life of Napoleon, showing clearly his course in Spain, the cir-
cumstances under which he forced Charles and Ferdinand to abdicate,
how he made his brother Joseph king, troubles that came after, how
all these changes affected Mexico and Texas (References: Napoleon,
Encyclopedia Britannica, Abbot's Life of Napoleon).
(2) The state of turmoil in Mexico; giving the interesting details
of all points mentioned in first topic of this era.
(3) Brief story of the war of 1812, with special mention of the
battle of New Orleans.
(4) Louisiana purchased; the effect of this purchase upon the
United States and Texas history. Show clearly on what grounds
the United States claimed Texas.
(5) The romantic story of the life of Aaron Burr; why the Mexi-
can government feared his schemes.
(6) The "Black Hole" of Calcutta.
(7) Explain clearly the meaning of privateer, of letters of marque
and reprisal: show what right Venezuela had to grant letters of mar-
que to Lafitte; show under what circumstances a man might one mo-
ment be a privateer and the next moment become a pirate.
(8) The Embargo Act of 1807; why passed; how this encouraged
(These questions are not mere repetitions of the text, but are
meant to test the thoroughness with which the pupil has mastered
the thoughts brought out in this chapter.)
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