Chapter 5 Timeline

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  • American Colonial Period

    American Colonial Period
    The American Colonial period was when Europeans started moving to America looking for educational opportunities with more freedom and to have a better society.
  • Massachusetts Law

    Massachusetts Law
    Massachusetts created a new law that said that every town should have their own school
  • Thomas Jefferson

    Thomas Jefferson
    Thomas Jefferson introduced a public educational system on Virginia, he also stablished the University of Virginia.
  • Benjamin Franklin

    Benjamin Franklin
    Benjamin Franklin signed the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution. He loved to read so he wanted to give other people that chance so he became the first library. To expand educational opportunities he opened a secondary school.
  • American Common School Period

    American Common School Period
    Kindergartens were stablished in public schools, and there was a change on how teachers should teach their students.
  • Horace Mann

    Horace Mann
    At the end of civil war it took some time to provide free education for many people. This was able to happen thanks to the help that Horace Mann who wanted to improve and standardize schools, he was the first secretary of the State Board of education in Massachusetts. Some of his ideas keep being part of today's educational system.
  • Land-Grant College Act

    Land-Grant College Act
    Colleges were stablished, in this colleges people studied agriculture, home economics and other professions that were useful during that time.
  • 800 schools

    800 schools
    By 1880 there were about 800 schools were which allowed people to prepare for their future, and a high school diploma became more important when people were looking for a job.
  • Second Morrill Act

    Second Morrill Act
    The Second Morrill Act expanded the educational system, including Universities that are now well known colleges.
  • Smith-Hughes Act

    Smith-Hughes Act
    By 1917 were stablished the federal funds for vocational schools which are the ones that prepared students for
  • Schools during Great Depression

    Schools during Great Depression
    On the 1930s schools were bleak because of the Great depression because of the economic situation.
  • Rural population abandoned farming and moved to towns and cities

    Rural population abandoned farming and moved to towns and cities
    Between 1880 and 1920 many people started moving from abandoned farming to towns and cities. During this time there were less resources for people’s education
  • Required to attend to schools

    Required to attend to schools
    By 1920 laws were created to required every children attend to Elementary school.