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Sounding Forth the Trumpet Study Questions #homeschool #homeschooling #history

In continuation from the previous two weeks, here are the study questions for Sounding Forth the Trumpet, Book Three, 1837-1860. For the questions of the other two volumes, 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.

*For the previous weeks study questions, click on the links.*

Sounding Forth the Trumpet

Book Three 1837-1860

CHAPTER ONE STUDY QUESTIONS

  1. What doe the right to petition Congress allow citizens of the United States to do?
  2. What was the Pinckney Gag Rule?
  3. In 1837, John Quincy Adams was a representative in the United States House of Representatives. What had he done before this?
  4. What was John Quincy Adams trying to protect by opposing the Pinckney Gag Rule?
  5. Define the Covenant Way.

CHAPTER TWO STUDY QUESTIONS

  1. List three reasons why emancipating the slaves was difficult for the South.
  2. What is an “abolitionist”?
  3. Name a famous abolitionist.
  4. In 1787, what Congressional act abolished slavery north of the Ohio River?
  5. Who started the newspaper called the Liberator?
  6. What was the difference between Benjamin Lundy’s view of freeing the slaves and William Lloyd Garrison’s view?

CHAPTER THREE STUDY QUESTIONS

  1. Write three complete sentences abut the Lane Debate.
  2. Name the most famous Land Rebel.
  3. Why were the Lane Rebels important in our history?

CHAPTER FOUR STUDY QUESTIONS

  1. Who was “Old ’76”?
  2. Name two incidents that hurled John Quincy Adams head-long into the fight against slavery?
  3. Why was John Quincy Adams censured by the House? What statement in the Declaration was the foundation of his defense in the trial, and what was the outcome?

CHAPTER FIVE STUDY QUESTIONS

  1. Who was “Old Rough and Ready”?
  2. Who was the President of the United States in 1845?
  3. True or False: The Mounted Lancers were American sharpshooters.
  4. At Palo Alto and Matamoros, what was the most important American weapon?

CHAPTER SIX STUDY QUESTIONS

  1. Define Manifest Destiny. Why was it important in the 1840’s?
  2. What general won the battle at Vera Cruz?
  3. Name two officers under this general’s command who would become famous in the Civil War.
  4. The War with Mexico had another name. What was it?
  5. What secret did President Polk know that others did not?

CHAPTER SEVEN STUDY QUESTIONS

  1. The First Missouri Mounted Volunteers were a famous regiment. Why?
  2. Who was their commander?
  3. Name a particular incident when God’s hand clearly helped the Volunteers.

CHAPTER EIGHT STUDY QUESTIONS

  1.  Who became the Mexican dictator during the war between the United States and Mexico?
  2. How did Robert E. Lee help the American Troops?
  3. Name the lieutenant who took the Belen Gate. What did he later become?

CHAPTER NINE STUDY QUESTIONS

  1. What happened in California in 1848?
  2. Why were gold miners called ’49ers?
  3. List five things that might happen to a miner.

CHAPTER TEN STUDY QUESTIONS

  1. When did John Quincy Adams die?
  2. List five inventions that changed the country during the years between 1830 and 1850.
  3. Which invention changed things the most?

CHAPTER ELEVEN STUDY QUESTIONS

  1. Would you have been for or against slavery during the 1840’s? Why?
  2. What three arguments would you have used to try to convince the other side?
  3. When were slaves considered property? When were slaves considered persons?

CHAPTER TWELVE STUDY QUESTIONS

  1. How would you have felt if you had been Elizabeth Keckley?
  2. If you had been a Christian slave owner in the South before the Civil War, how would you have treated your slaves? What would you have done if one disobeyed you?

CHAPTER THIRTEEN STUDY QUESTIONS

  1. What Southern Senator termed slavery “a great good”?
  2. Two special men tired to keep the Union together in 1850. Who were they? Did it work?
  3. Henry Clay proposed three solutions. What were they?

CHAPTER FOURTEEN STUDY QUESTIONS

  1. What does UGRR stand for?
  2. True or False: Harriet Beecher Stowe worked in the UGRR.
  3. What did the book Uncle Tom’s Cabin do for the abolitionist movement?
  4. In your own words, retell the story of William and Ellen Craft.

CHAPTER FIFTEEN STUDY QUESTIONS

  1. What was so important about the Territories of Kansas and Nebraska?
  2. How did the Missouri Compromise affect these two territories?
  3. Who chaired the powerful Committee on Territories? What bill did he get passed?

CHAPTER SIXTEEN STUDY QUESTIONS

  1. What incident motivated Lincoln to go into law?
  2. True or False: Abe Lincoln was born in Illinois.
  3. True or False: Lincoln supported the Kansas-Nebraska Act.

CHAPTER SEVENTEEN STUDY QUESTIONS

  1. Name three events that made 1857 an important year.
  2. Who was Dred Scott?
  3. What did the Supreme Court say about the Missouri Compromise?

CHAPTER EIGHTEEN STUDY QUESTIONS

  1. How did the Fulton Street Meetings in New York City begin?
  2. Define revival.
  3. What made this wave of the revival different from previous ones?

CHAPTER NINETEEN STUDY QUESTIONS

  1. Where did Abraham Lincoln get the phrase “a house divided”?
  2. Who was Lincoln’s opponent in the 1858 Congressional race in Illinois?
  3. Which man would you have voted for? Why?

CHAPTER TWENTY STUDY QUESTIONS

  1. Where is Harpers Ferry? What happened there?
  2. Do you think John Brown was crazy? Why or why not?
  3. How did the South react to the raid?

CHAPTER TWENTY-ONE STUDY QUESTIONS

  1. The Democratic party split right before the Presidential election of 1860. Why?
  2. On what date in November 1860 was Abraham Lincoln elected President?
  3. What grieved Senator Douglas more than anything else?
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