Rachel Romm Culture in the Jeffersonian Era • Embraced nationalism • Had a very optimistic view of what America would become • Made their own textbooks to prevent the aristocratic ideas of England from infecting people Geography Made Easy (1784) • Webster argued that American students should be educated as patriots, “as soon as he opens his lips, he should rehearse the history of his own country” • Webster insisted on a simplified Americanized system of spelling • Webster’s American Spelling Book eventually sold over 100 million copies (best-selling book in America’s history besides bible) British version ↓ o colo u r" o " wag g on", o " cent re " o "musqueto e "; o "potato e " o “favo u rite” o “hono u r” o Analy se o critici se o memori se o enro l ment o ski l ful o met re o theat re o anal ogue o catal ogue o encylycop ae dia o man oe uvre o medi ae val o ban que o def ence o jewe lle ry o drau gh t o p y jamas o plou gh o t y re o added American words, like "skunk" and "squash", that did not appear in British
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This note was uploaded on 03/25/2010 for the course HISTORY 0232 taught by Professor Liburd during the Spring '10 term at N. Arizona.