American History Approaches

Materials for studying American history assume the same approaches as materials available for world history: the people approach, the events approach, the ideas approach, and the geographical approach, but there is a distinct difference. The difference is that America is the only nation founded upon a base of Reformation Christianity. Our founding fathers, although not all Christian, operated out of a Christian consensus of moral belief, appealed to the power of prayer, and recognized God’s intervention on our behalf at certain crisis periods in our history. Our governmental system reflects its framers’ belief in biblical law and politics. Our history is, to a great degree, Christian.

Modern secular textbooks omit references to the Christian origins of our nation and distort events in such a way as to discredit God’s influence over them. Christian historians have tried to make Christians aware of these omissions and distortions. We recommend the resources below to lay the groundwork for your study of America’s Christian history.

[easyazon-image align=”left” asin=”1887456007″ locale=”us” height=”160″ src=”” width=”124″]America’s Providential History (Including Biblical Principles of Education, Government, Politics, Economics, and Family Life) explains why Amer­ica is unique, and studies the many instances in which God intervened on her behalf. Jr. High up.

[easyazon-image align=”right” asin=”0800719425″ locale=”us” height=”160″ src=”” width=”107″]The Light and the Glory: 1492-1793,  From Sea to Shining Sea: 1787-1837, and Sounding Forth the Trumpet: 1837-1860 by Peter Marshall focus on evidences of God’s direction and intervention in the founding and settling of America. Junior High up.

[easyazon-image align=”left” asin=”0800756924″ locale=”us” height=”110″ src=”” width=”71″]Children’s versions of the “God’s Plan for America” series are also available for ages 9 – 12:

The Light and the Glory for Children : Discovering God’s Plan for America from Christopher Columbus to George Washington

From Sea to Shining Sea for Children: Discovering God’s Plan for America in Her First Half-Century of Independence, 1787-1837

Sounding Forth the Trumpet for Children

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