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Education in Early America: Birth of Public Schools and Universities

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What did Thomas Jefferson believe was essential for preserving democratic rights?

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1. Which of the following is FALSE about education in early America?

2. Why was Horace Mann hired?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet combo will help you gauge your knowledge of education in early America. Things you'll need to know to pass the quiz include the first state to offer public schooling and Oberlin College's claim to fame.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These assessments will test you on the following:

  • Process that Thomas Jefferson felt was essential for preserving democratic rights
  • What Washington Irving did
  • Horace Mann's contribution
  • Oberlin College's claim to fame
  • The first state to offer public school education

Skills Practiced

  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about early education in a different light
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding schooling in early America
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the history of education

Additional Learning

To learn more about the history of American education, review the corresponding lesson on Education in Early America. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Learn about the features of education in early America
  • Explore the educational reform movement
  • Discuss how an American literary tradition developed out of educational reform
  • Learn about developments in higher education
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