History

Virtue Across Time

  • Period: Jan 1, 1450 to

    Time of The Good

  • Oct 12, 1492

    Columbus lands on Indigenous people's land

    Columbus lands on Indigenous people's land
    Columbus sails a long way to discover that he did not discover new land.
  • Oct 31, 1517

    The Protestant Reformation

    The Protestant Reformation
    Socrates:
    Aristotle:
    Augustine:
  • Isaac Newton hit by an apple

    Isaac Newton hit by an apple
    Published "Mathematical Principles Of Natural Philosophy"; usually called the Principia.
  • College of William and Mary established

    College of William and Mary established
  • Declaration of Independence

    Declaration of Independence
  • Jefferson proposes two-track system

    Jefferson proposes two-track system
  • Articles of Confederation

    Articles of Confederation
    "First draft" of the Consitution. It was disputed for years before being ratified in 1781. It was quickly replaced by the Constitution in 1788.
  • Land Ordinance of 1785

    Land Ordinance of 1785
    Purpose was to raise money through selling uncharted land. It also created funds for public schools under section 16 in townships' charters.
  • Young Ladies' Academy of Philadelphia opens

    Young Ladies' Academy of Philadelphia opens
  • US Constitution ratified

    US Constitution ratified
    Woot.
  • George Washington elected

    George Washington elected
    April 30, 1789
  • French Revolution

    French Revolution
    French Revolution begins (approx. dates) Socrates;
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    Aristotle:
  • Bill of Rights

    Bill of Rights
  • Vindication of the Rights of Woman published

    Vindication of the Rights of Woman published
    (date = approx.)
    Wollstonecraft publishes "Vindication"
  • John Adams elected

    John Adams elected
  • Thomas Jefferson elected

    Thomas Jefferson elected
    March 4, 1801
  • Blackboard 1.0 used in the US

    Blackboard 1.0 used in the US
    Mr. George Baron, an instructor at West Point Military Academy, is considered to be the first American instructor to incorporate the use of a large black chalk board into the presentation of his math lessons in 1801. However, it's probable that a few other schools had access to it, also. (taken from http://www.ergoindemand.com/about_chalkboards.htm)
  • James Madison elected

    James Madison elected
  • James Monroe

    James Monroe
  • Civilization Fund Act of 1819

    Civilization Fund Act of 1819
    Act to further marginalize indigenous people in the US. The first boarding school for indigenous people opens in Carlisle, PA by Capt. Pratt.
  • Boston English HS is 1st public HS in the US

    Boston English HS is 1st public HS in the US
  • John Qunicy Adams elected

    John Qunicy Adams elected
  • Andrew Jackson elected

    Andrew Jackson elected
  • New England Asylum for the Blind opens

    New England Asylum for the Blind opens
    First school for children with visual impairments
  • McGuffey Readers published

    McGuffey Readers published
  • Martin Van Buren elected

    Martin Van Buren elected
  • Horace Mann iss Secretary of MA State Board of Education

    Horace Mann iss Secretary of MA State Board of Education
  • William Henry Harrison elected

    William Henry Harrison elected
  • John Tyler elected

    John Tyler elected
  • James Polk elected

    James Polk elected
  • Compulsory Attendance Act of 1852

    Compulsory Attendance Act of 1852
    Massachusetss passed the first laws. Other states followed and by 1918 everyone has them.
  • Civil War starts

    Civil War starts
  • Morrill Act of 1862

    Morrill Act of 1862
    Created land grant colleges.
    without excluding other scientific and classical studies and including military tactic, to teach such branches of learning as are related to agriculture and the mechanic arts, in such manner as the legislatures of the States may respectively prescribe, in order to promote the liberal and practical education of the industrial classes in the several pursuits and professions in life (taken from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Morrill_Act)
  • Emanicpation Proclamation signed

    Emanicpation Proclamation signed
  • Civil War ends

    Civil War ends
  • Civil Rights Act of 1875

    Civil Rights Act of 1875
    United States federal law proposed by Republican Senator Charles Sumner and Republican Congressman Benjamin F. Butler in 1870. The Act guaranteed that everyone, regardless of race, color, or previous condition of servitude, was entitled to the same treatment in "public accommodations" (i.e. inns, public conveyances on land or water, theaters, and other places of public amusement). (taken from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Civil_Rights_Act_of_1875)
  • Meharry Medical College opens

    Meharry Medical College opens
    First medical college for African Americans
  • Booker T. Washington becomes head of Tuskegee Normal and Industrial Institute

    Booker T. Washington becomes head of Tuskegee Normal and Industrial Institute
    Students learn both academics and trades
  • Jane Addams and Ellen Gates Starr open Hull House

    Jane Addams and Ellen Gates Starr open Hull House
  • Plessy v. Ferguson

    Plessy v. Ferguson
    Plessy v. Ferguson ruling. Separate, but equal. Socrates:
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    Aristotle:
  • Theodore Roosevelt elected

    Theodore Roosevelt elected
  • Ella Flagg Young, CPS Superintendent

    Ella Flagg Young, CPS Superintendent
    Socrates:
    Plato:
    Aristotle:
  • Black Tuesday

    Black Tuesday
  • Hitler-Stalin Pact

    Hitler-Stalin Pact
    Socrates:
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  • Harry S. Truman elected

    Harry S. Truman elected
  • Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka

    Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka
    US Supreme Court Landmark decision that established segregation of races was unconstitutional. Socrates:
    Aristotle:
    Augustine:
  • Sputnik

    Sputnik
    Socrates:
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    Aristotle:
  • Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) of 1965

    Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) of 1965
    Now known as NCLB
  • Title IX enacted

    Title IX enacted
  • Ronald Reagan elected

    Ronald Reagan elected
  • A Nation at Risk: The Imperative For Educational Reform

    A Nation at Risk: The Imperative For Educational Reform
    Report that said US education was failing
  • George H. W. Bush

    George H. W. Bush
  • World Wide Web invented

    World Wide Web invented
    Tim Berners-Lee invented the World Wide Web while working at CERN, the European Particle Physics Laboratory in Geneva, Switzerland. He wrote the first WWW client (a browser-editor running under NeXTStep) and the first WWW server along with most of the communications software, defining URLs, HTTP and HTML.
  • William Clinton elected

    William Clinton elected
  • George W. Bush got in

    George W. Bush got in
  • Gratz v. Bollinger

    Gratz v. Bollinger
    Landmark case in Michigan that shoots down the point system UM uses in its undergrad admissions Socrates:
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  • Ren2010

    Ren2010
    "In June 2004, Mayor Richard Daley launched Renaissance 2010, a bold initiative whose goal is to increase the number of high quality educational options in communities across Chicago by 2010. New schools are created through a competitive, community-based selection process which establishes a set of high standards to which every new school will be held accountable. In 2005, Chicago Public Schools opened the first "cohort" of Renaissance 2010 schools." (taken from http://www.ren2010.cps.k12.il.us/
  • Barack Obama elected

    Barack Obama elected