History of the United States, Containing All the Events Necessary to Be Committed to Memory

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Question. What is History?

Answer. History is a written narrative of past transactions, in regular succession.

Q. How is History divided?

A. History is divided into ancient and modern: which may be subdivided into civil, sacred and profane.

Q. What is Ancient History?

A. Ancient History is an account of all events, whether recorded by sacred or profane writers, from the creation of the world to the birth of Christ.

Q. What is Modern History?

A. Modern History is a relation of whatever has occurred either in church or state, from the birth of Christ to the present time.

Q. What is Civil History?

A. Civil History is the history of nations; and has relation to the establishment, continuance, and fall of empires, kingdoms, states or cities.

Q. What is Sacred History?

A. Sacred History is that part, both of ancient and modern, which lays before us the mysteries and ceremonies of religion, recorded in the Old and New Testaments.

Q. What is Profane History?

A. Profane History is, properly, the history of the fabulous gods, demi-gods, and heroes of antiquity; but all records of ancient times, the Scriptures excepted, are, sometimes, thus denominated.

Q. What is the most ancient History we have?

A. The most ancient History is that which is contained in the Old Testament; giving an account of the creation of the world, &c.

Q. How long before the birth of Christ was the creation of the world?

A. 4004 years.

Q. Which was the first universal empire ever existed?

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