Talking points 2 - Chapter 5 \u201cColonial Society on the Eve of Revolution\u201d Talking Points part Two 1 Colonial Education in the 1700s Europeans

Talking points 2 - Chapter 5 u201cColonial Society on the...

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Chapter 5: “Colonial Society on the Eve of Revolution” Talking Points part Two 1.) Colonial Education in the 1700s Europeans believed that education is only for the rich, and poor people don’t need it. In the colonies public education was born, especially in the New England colonies. Because the Northern colonies were based mainly on religion and strong communities, public education worked nicely with their system. It was soon required that a town with 50 members or more had to have an elementary school, and if there were 100 members they had to have a secondary school. In the south however, since it was settled in spaced apart plantations, development of schools was slow and most rich families had a tutor on the plantation. Schools mainly taught children to read, specifically so they could read the Bible. Colleges like Harvard and William and Mary were founded to train ministers. 2.) General Culture American culture was slow to emerge, mainly because they still had a taste for European culture, and also they were too busy farming and producing resources for the arts at first. JOhn

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