Benjamin Rush's Role in the American Enlightenment


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Benjamin Rush was involved in which revolutionary group during the American Revolution?

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1. Dr. Rush is known as the 'Father of _________'.

2. When did the American Enlightenment take place?

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Working through these assessments lets you determine how much you know about Benjamin Rush's role in the American Enlightenment. You will be quizzed on this man's contributions.

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  • Revolutionary group that Rush was involved with
  • What Dr. Rush is known as
  • The century during which American Enlightenment took place
  • Key characteristics of the enlightenment period in America

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  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained regarding the influence of Dr. Rush on his revolutionary group
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the characteristics of the American Enlightenment
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  • Similarities between the European Enlightenment and the American Enlightenment
  • Roles of Benjamin Rush
  • Tactics employed by Rush's revolutionary group
  • Post-war contributions of Rush