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The Separation of State and Religion in the Universities: Jefferson had a clear idea that higher education was about the “free and open pursuit of knowledge.” Jefferson wanted to create a space free of religion so students could specialize in many new areas that were not offered at other universities. Jefferson did not want religion involved out of fear that new areas would be denied because of religious beliefs, therefore we now colleges that offer boundless areas of interests. Jefferson wanted to make his new country the best it could be and he thought the best way to do that was by educating people so that they could contribute to their society. I would say that Jefferson probably had a lot ot do with how our campuses look today because he originally thought of universities as a “academic village” and most campuses do resemble a village or small community. Seminaries for Women: Women were known as a minority back then and men often

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