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Unformatted text preview: Brian Nelson Period 2 Mr. Mohn Chapter 7 Terms 1. Public and Private Education- In the 1800s many advancements to education were made. Including the expansion of schools to support Native American slaves, as well as some exclusive women schools were created. However the price for education was so high in such a poverty ridden time that the American people could often not afford for such private schools. 2. Noah Webster- He has been called the Father of American Scholarship and Education. His Blue- Backed Speller books were used to teach spelling and reading to five generations of American children. In the United States, his name has become synonymous with dictionaries, especially the modern Merriam-Webster dictionary that was first published in 1828 3. American Authors and Nationalism-During the 1800s American authors normally expressed there Nationalism for the country through publications that they released. Although this was often seen as treason to the state or country many authors published under false names to avoid accusations. 4. Deism and Religious Skepticism-Deism is the act of believing in a supreme being that did in fact create the universe but has no other effect on the earth. Deists also believe that the bible and other holy books are just human interpretations of the Supreme Being. Deism first sprouted when the great awakening began, and people started to question religion. 5. Second Great Awakening- A period of great religious revival that extended into the antebellum period of the United States, with widespread Christian evangelism and conversions. It was named for the Great Awakening , a similar period which had transpired about half a century beforehand. It generated excitement in church congregations throughout New England , the mid-Atlantic, Northwest and the South. 6. Eli Whitney and The Cotton Gin- A cotton gin is a machine that quickly and easily separates the cotton fibers from the seeds, a job previously done by hand. With the creation of the gin many slaves were dismissed from this labor and instead put onto gin duty, actually increasing the amount of slaves needed. 7. Robert Fulton and The Steamboat- Engines to produce steam were developed and adapted in the late 18th century for use on ships, but did not become widely used until the early 19th century. Growth in their use was rapid on United States rivers, and steamships gradually replaced sailing ships for commercial shipping through the 19th century. Steamboats were the main boats used for war until the late in the 19 th century....
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