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AMERICAN CIVILIZATION UNITED STATES HISTORY 170 Rhett S. James Marcio Carvalheiro History 170 Chapter 7 September 30, 2008 The Jeffersonian Era 1. Great wealth/work ethic Some women aspired to more. In 1784, Judith Sargent Murray  published an essay defending the right of women to education. Men and  women were equal in intellect and equal in potential, Murray argued.  Women, therefore, should have precisely the same educational  opportunities as men. What was more, they should have opportunities to  earn their own livings and to establish roles for themselves in society apart  from their husbands and families. Murray’s ideas attracted relatively little  support. 1 2. Melting pot of people Because Jefferson and his followers liked to think of Native  Americans “noble savages” (uncivilized but not necessarily uncivilizable)  they hoped that schooling the Indians in white culture would “uplift” the 
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