APUSH Chapter 7 - Chapter 7 I)The Rise of Cultural...

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Chapter 7 I)The Rise of Cultural Nationalism Patterns of Education 1. Jefferson wanted the creation of public schools. 2. Argued that all male citizen should receive free education. 3. Not all states did what Jefferson wanted but instead schooling became the responsibility of private institutions. 4. Private School Only the rich could afford it. It tends to be more secular. 5. Most men assumed , at least, assumed that female education should serve only to make women better wives and mothers. 6. Judith Sargent Murray Essay Defended women’s right to education Men and women were equal in intellect and potential. Should have the same educational opportunities and opportunities to earn their own living. Establish their own role in society 7. Indians were considered “noble savages”. THe whites hoped to school them in white culture believing that it would tame and “uplift” the tribes. 8. African Americans had no education offered. 9. There were an increase in colleges/universities by 1800. Medicines and Science 1. Benjamin Rush and others warned about the lack of aquate sanitation programs was to blame for the disease. 2. He was the advocate of the new and supposedly scientific techniques of bleeding and purging. 3. In the early 19th century, physicians began to handle deliveries themselves and to demand restrictions on the role of midwives. 4. Thie declined narrowing opportunities for women and a restriction of access to childbirths care. Cultural Aspirations in the New Nation 1. Many repudiated the Federalist belief in political and economic centralization but most embraced another form of nationalism with great favor. 2. The MA Jedidiah Morse, author of Geography Made Easy (1784), said the country must have its own textbooks in order to prevent the aristocratic ideas of ENgland from infecting the ppl. 3. Webster insisted on simplified Americanized System of spelling. HIs school dictionary was republished in many editions and was eventually enlarged to become(in 1828) An American Dictionary of the English Language.
4. There few opportunities for would-be American authors to get their work before they published bc printers preferred to publish popular works by English writer for which they had to pay no royalties. 5. Charles Brockden brown tried to use his novels to voice the American themes to convey the soaring passions and intellectual energy(he failed to be popular) 6. Washington Irving won wide acclaim for his satirical histories and his powerful\ fables of society. 7. Influential works by American authors were works of history that glorified the nation’s past. Religious Skepticism 1. Desists accepted the existence of God, but considered he had withdrawn from direct involvement w/ the human race and its sins.

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