Education in 1790-1860
Were the early schoolteachers considered to be great?
No schoolteachers were ill-trained, ill-tempered, and ill-paid and therefore put their emphasize on "lickin" with a history stick rather than on learning.
What brilliant and idealistic graduate of Brown University helped reform education by campaigning for more and better school houses, longer terms, higher pay for teachers, and an expanded curriculum?
How did Noah Webster and Ohioan william H. McGuffey advance education?
They improved the textbooks and influenced children with ideas of patriotism, morality, and idealism.
Public lecture hall that hosted speakers on topics ranging from science to moral philosophy. Lyceum's were part of a broader flourishing of higher education in the mid-nineteenth century.
Who was the main man behind the University of Virginia, which was founded in 1819? He was responsible for the beautiful architecture and oversaw all of the construction. He ensured the University had freedom from religious or political shackles, and also made the main focus on modern languages and the sciences.
Who was one of the main reasons that women's schools could gain some respect? Her main achievement was she created the Troy (New York) Female Seminary.
Who was a women who stood up for womens education, and created the Mount Holyoke Seminary (later college), in South Hadley, Massachusetts.