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From Sea to Shining Sea Study Quesions #history #homeschool #homeschooling

In a continuation from last weeks post, here are the study questions for From Sea to Shining Sea, Book Two 1787-1837. For the questions to the other books, follow the links.

This year for our American History, I purchased the three book series by Peter Marshall and David Manuel—The Light and the Glory, Book One 1492-1787, From Sea to Shining Sea, Book Two 1787-1837, and Sounding Forth the Trumpet, Book Three 1837-1860.

At the end of each chapter is a list of chapter questions. I have searched and searched for a website that lists the questions so I didn’t have to type them all out so my daughter can answer them on paper, but I couldn’t find one. So after doing it myself, I thought I would share the lists for anyone who is, or will be, using these books too. That way you can just copy and paste the questions onto a Word Doc of your own and you don’t have to spend the time I did.

*Next week I will post the study questions for book three. For the study questions of book one, click on the link.*

From Sea to Shining Sea

Book Two 1787-1837 

CHAPTER ONE STUDY QUESTIONS

  1. In what year did the first slaves arrive on America’s shore? A. 1610 B. 1615 C. 1619
  2. What groups of English settlers sailed to the New World to establish a Bible-based society?
  3. England settles ___________ colonies along the east Coast during the late 1600’s and early 1700’s.
  4. Why did the American colonies declare independence from Britain?
  5. Why did the delegates at the Constitutional Convention have so much trouble agreeing? What did Benjamin Franklin say to change their thinking? 

CHAPTER TWO STUDY QUESTIONS

  1. Why did Caleb Hotchkiss and his family leave New England and head West? Why was it hard for them to leave?
  2. The Northwest Territory eventually became what five states?
  3. Give three reasons the pioneers headed West?
  4. How does the story of Stone Soup illustrate the Yankee’s resourceful ways?
  5. Name two ways the pioneers of the early 1800’s differed from their Puritan forefathers.

CHAPTER THREE STUDY QUESTIONS

  1. What particular town in Kentucky attracted criminals? Why?
  2. The name of the Presbyterian preacher who preached the gospel in Rogues’ Harbor was __________________________________.
  3. Why did God begin to pour out His Spirit on McGready’s congregation?
  4. How many people showed up for the Cane Ridge Revival? Why was this important?
  5. Name two famous Methodist circuit riders.

CHAPTER FOUR STUDY QUESTIONS

  1. Where did the revival of the 1800’s begin in New England?
  2. Explain the main difference between the American War for Independence and the revolution going on in France?
  3. Who were the French Jacobins?
  4. True or False : God’s Holy Spirit touched the hearts of New England in the same way He touched the frontiersmen.
  5. What two famous men led the revival in New England during the early 1800’s?

CHAPTER FIVE STUDY QUESTIONS

  1. What country owned the Louisiana Territory in 1803?
  2. Why did Napoleon want to sell this territory to the United States?
  3. In 1804, the Lewis and Clark expedition set off from ____________________________ and ended in _________________________________.
  4. What was the purpose of their exploration?

CHAPTER SIX STUDY QUESTIONS

  1. Who was the fourth Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court?
  2. Name three character traits that endeared him to everyone?
  3. In what famous case did Chief Justice Marshall declare that the constitution was the supreme law of the land?
  4. What was John Marshall’s vision for the country?

CHAPTER SEVEN STUDY QUESTIONS

  1. Why was Britain forcing American sailors to serve on British ships?
  2. Did the Embargo Act force England to cooperate? Why or why not?
  3. Why did America focus on Canada at the beginning of the war?
  4. What kind of man was Lieutenant Oliver Perry? How did he differ from Captain Elliott?

CHAPTER EIGHT STUDY QUESTIONS

  1. What were privateers?
  2. How did God use the weather to stop the British from destroying the capital?
  3. The British assault on Baltimore failed in three ways. What were they, and where do you see the hand of God?
  4. How did Andrew Jackson give God the credit for the American victory at New Orleans?

CHAPTER NINE STUDY QUESTIONS

  1. Name three problems facing the nation during the Era of Good Feelings.
  2. Describe United States relations with Spain during this period.
  3. John Quincy Adams negotiated the Transcontinental Treaty with Spain. What did this treaty do?
  4. How did Adams help preserve God’s plan for the nation?

CHAPTER TEN STUDY QUESTIONS

  1. Look up Matthew 12:25. How does this Scripture apply to America during the nineteenth century?
  2. Do you think God’s hand was behind Eli Whitney’s invention of the cotton gin? Why or Why not?
  3. How did the cotton gin revolutionize the South?
  4. Describe the daily work of a slave in the South.
  5. What was the Missouri Compromise?

CHAPTER ELEVEN STUDY QUESTIONS

  1. The Reverend Jeremiah Jeter decided to keep his slaves. Why?
  2. How were Southerners trapped by the system of slavery?
  3. What was the fundamental heart difference between the North and the South?

CHAPTER TWELVE STUDY QUESTIONS

  1. God preserved His plan through three great national leaders. Who were they?
  2. Discuss the character traits of Andrew Jackson.
  3. How did Andrew Jackson help preserve the Union?
  4. What was the policy of nullification?

CHAPTER THIRTEEN STUDY QUESTIONS

  1. What important rold did Charles Finney play in the Second Great Awakening?
  2. How did Finney’s preaching style differ from the style of his day?
  3. What was the spiritual importance of the Second Great Awakening?

CHAPTER FOURTEEN STUDY QUESTIONS

  1. Who were the mountain men? What drew them to the American Frontier?
  2. Name four of the most famous mountain men.
  3. In 1823, Hall Jackson Kelley had a vision for the shore of the Pacific. What was his vision?
  4. Why did the wagon trains traveling west have to keep a tight schedule?

CHAPTER FIFTEEN STUDY QUESTIONS

  1. Why did Mexico’s policies enrage the Texans?
  2. What price did Santa Anna pay for his victory at the Alamo?
  3. How did the battle at Galveston Bay differ from the fight at the Alamo?
  4. What did the term “manifest destiny” mean?

CHAPTER SIXTEEN STUDY QUESTIONS

  1. Name two ways the Nat Turner rebellion damaged the South.
  2. In 1837, what single event jolted America into recognizing the problem of slavery?
  3. Read 2 Chronicles 7:14. What will God do if we obey this verse? How can you obey this Scripture?
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