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.
- The Light and the Glory Book One 1492-1787
- Sounding Forth the Trumpet, Book Three 1837-1860
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
- In what year did the first slaves arrive on America’s shore? A. 1610 B. 1615 C. 1619
- What groups of English settlers sailed to the New World to establish a Bible-based society?
- England settles ___________ colonies along the east Coast during the late 1600’s and early 1700’s.
- Why did the American colonies declare independence from Britain?
- 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
- Why did Caleb Hotchkiss and his family leave New England and head West? Why was it hard for them to leave?
- The Northwest Territory eventually became what five states?
- Give three reasons the pioneers headed West?
- How does the story of Stone Soup illustrate the Yankee’s resourceful ways?
- Name two ways the pioneers of the early 1800’s differed from their Puritan forefathers.
CHAPTER THREE STUDY QUESTIONS
- What particular town in Kentucky attracted criminals? Why?
- The name of the Presbyterian preacher who preached the gospel in Rogues’ Harbor was __________________________________.
- Why did God begin to pour out His Spirit on McGready’s congregation?
- How many people showed up for the Cane Ridge Revival? Why was this important?
- Name two famous Methodist circuit riders.
CHAPTER FOUR STUDY QUESTIONS
- Where did the revival of the 1800’s begin in New England?
- Explain the main difference between the American War for Independence and the revolution going on in France?
- Who were the French Jacobins?
- True or False : God’s Holy Spirit touched the hearts of New England in the same way He touched the frontiersmen.
- What two famous men led the revival in New England during the early 1800’s?
CHAPTER FIVE STUDY QUESTIONS
- What country owned the Louisiana Territory in 1803?
- Why did Napoleon want to sell this territory to the United States?
- In 1804, the Lewis and Clark expedition set off from ____________________________ and ended in _________________________________.
- What was the purpose of their exploration?
CHAPTER SIX STUDY QUESTIONS
- Who was the fourth Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court?
- Name three character traits that endeared him to everyone?
- In what famous case did Chief Justice Marshall declare that the constitution was the supreme law of the land?
- What was John Marshall’s vision for the country?
CHAPTER SEVEN STUDY QUESTIONS
- Why was Britain forcing American sailors to serve on British ships?
- Did the Embargo Act force England to cooperate? Why or why not?
- Why did America focus on Canada at the beginning of the war?
- What kind of man was Lieutenant Oliver Perry? How did he differ from Captain Elliott?
CHAPTER EIGHT STUDY QUESTIONS
- What were privateers?
- How did God use the weather to stop the British from destroying the capital?
- The British assault on Baltimore failed in three ways. What were they, and where do you see the hand of God?
- How did Andrew Jackson give God the credit for the American victory at New Orleans?
CHAPTER NINE STUDY QUESTIONS
- Name three problems facing the nation during the Era of Good Feelings.
- Describe United States relations with Spain during this period.
- John Quincy Adams negotiated the Transcontinental Treaty with Spain. What did this treaty do?
- How did Adams help preserve God’s plan for the nation?
CHAPTER TEN STUDY QUESTIONS
- Look up Matthew 12:25. How does this Scripture apply to America during the nineteenth century?
- Do you think God’s hand was behind Eli Whitney’s invention of the cotton gin? Why or Why not?
- How did the cotton gin revolutionize the South?
- Describe the daily work of a slave in the South.
- What was the Missouri Compromise?
CHAPTER ELEVEN STUDY QUESTIONS
- The Reverend Jeremiah Jeter decided to keep his slaves. Why?
- How were Southerners trapped by the system of slavery?
- What was the fundamental heart difference between the North and the South?
CHAPTER TWELVE STUDY QUESTIONS
- God preserved His plan through three great national leaders. Who were they?
- Discuss the character traits of Andrew Jackson.
- How did Andrew Jackson help preserve the Union?
- What was the policy of nullification?
CHAPTER THIRTEEN STUDY QUESTIONS
- What important rold did Charles Finney play in the Second Great Awakening?
- How did Finney’s preaching style differ from the style of his day?
- What was the spiritual importance of the Second Great Awakening?
CHAPTER FOURTEEN STUDY QUESTIONS
- Who were the mountain men? What drew them to the American Frontier?
- Name four of the most famous mountain men.
- In 1823, Hall Jackson Kelley had a vision for the shore of the Pacific. What was his vision?
- Why did the wagon trains traveling west have to keep a tight schedule?
CHAPTER FIFTEEN STUDY QUESTIONS
- Why did Mexico’s policies enrage the Texans?
- What price did Santa Anna pay for his victory at the Alamo?
- How did the battle at Galveston Bay differ from the fight at the Alamo?
- What did the term “manifest destiny” mean?
CHAPTER SIXTEEN STUDY QUESTIONS
- Name two ways the Nat Turner rebellion damaged the South.
- In 1837, what single event jolted America into recognizing the problem of slavery?
- Read 2 Chronicles 7:14. What will God do if we obey this verse? How can you obey this Scripture?