What were the main types of schools in rural and urban America in the early national period? How...


During the early national period (1780s-1820s), students were often educated in a range of schools. What were the main types of schools in rural and urban America? Why did reformers in the antebellum period (1830-1850) believe pupils should enroll in a more uniform public school system?

Antebellum Reform:

In the early national period, a religious movement called the Second Great Awakening set off a flurry of reform across the United States. Reformers sought to make changes to every area of life, and crafted movements for things like educational reform and the abolishing of slavery.

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In the early national period, students were educated in different ways depending on their income level and where they lived. Most early learning was...

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Education in Early America: Birth of Public Schools and Universities

from History 103: US History I

Chapter 6 / Lesson 10

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