Education Timeline 1700

by Destiny Jackson

Benjamin Franklin founds a private academy

  • That offers a practical curriculum of a

variety of subjects and useful skills, offering a wide array of

curricula and courses ranging from traditional Latin and Greek to very practical, utilitarian studies.

Education in the English Colonies

  • The Massachusetts Bay colony continued to open schools in every town. One by one, villages established schools, supporting them with a building, land, offerings of money, and, occasionally, taxes.
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This trend was reversed by an outburst of evangelistic passion often referred to as "The Great Awakening

Revolution & Westward Expansion:

Right before the outbreak of hostilities between the American colonies and England, the population of America was about 2.5 million people. Allegiance to either side was both fierce and inflexible on the part of loyalists and patriots.

Women's Education:

Increasingly, although female education in the United States was slow to gain hold as an idea, mothers were expected in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries to initiate their children in the basics of reading, writing, and arithmetic.

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American Educational Leaders

American settlers had been chiefly influenced by European philosophy, by the time of the Revolution, schools were working to break with the past.
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The educators of the time saw that the colonies had become overly dependent upon English manufactured goods, including pamphlets, textbooks, and Bibles, as well as financial support from the crown and teachers and scholars trained