Higher Ed Beginnings

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In History
  • Jamestown Founded

    Jamestown Founded
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    Chapter 1 - Colonial Colleges (Thelin)

  • Harvard University

    Harvard University
    First university established in what is to become the United States of America
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    The Enlightenment

    Age of Reason - "Enlightenment thinkers in Britain, in France and throughout Europe questioned traditional authority and embraced the notion that humanity could be improved through rational change. The Enlightenment produced numerous books, essays, inventions, scientific discoveries, laws, wars and revolutions. The American and French Revolutions were directly inspired by Enlightenment ideals.
  • Salem Witch Trials

    Salem Witch Trials
  • The College of William and Mary

    The College of William and Mary
    Established in Virginia
  • King William's School (St John's College)

    King William's School (St John's College)
    Founded in Maryland
  • Yale Founded

    Yale Founded
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    Benjamin Franklin

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    The Great Awakening

    More info so PDF in Files "The Colonial Colleges in America_Understand America" From www.history.org - The Great Awakening ifluenced the American Revolution by encouraging the notions of nationalism and individual rights. The religious fervor also led to the establishment of several renowned educational institutions, including Princeton, Rutgers, Brown and Dartmouth universities.
  • Corporal Punishment Ends at Harvard

    Corporal Punishment Ends at Harvard
    Colleges in Colonial Times PDF in Canvas
  • Moravian College Established

    Moravian College Established
    6th oldest college
  • Princeton Univ (College of New Jersey)

    Princeton Univ (College of New Jersey)
  • King's College (Columbia)

    King's College (Columbia)
  • University of Pennsylvania

    University of Pennsylvania
  • Brown University

    Brown University
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    American Revolution

  • Rutgers Established

    Rutgers Established
  • Dartmouth Established

    Dartmouth Established
  • Declaration of Independence

    Declaration of Independence
    America's Birthday
  • Phi Beta Kappa Society Founded

    Phi Beta Kappa Society Founded
    Founded at William and Mary 1776 (Thelin)
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    America's Founding Period

    First president, congress, constitution. link text
  • University of Georgia

    University of Georgia
    First State Chartered University
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    Chapter 2 - Creating the American Way (Thelin)

  • Constitution Ratified

    Constitution Ratified
  • University of North Carolina

    University of North Carolina
    Only public university to award degrees in the 18th century
  • Georgetown

    Georgetown
    First Catholic College in United States
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    Industrial Revolution

    Industrial development transformed America's rural, agrarian societies into industrialized, urban ones. First textile mill was opened in 1793, Rhode Island [Link text https://www.history.com/topics/industrial-revolution/industrial-revolution)
  • Bill of Rights Passed by First Congress

    Bill of Rights Passed by First Congress
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    Second Great Awakening

    began in New England, but was less emotionally charged than the First Great Awakening. Led to the founding of several colleges, seminaries, and mission societies. Link text
  • West Point Established

    West Point Established
  • Louisiana Purchase

    Louisiana Purchase
  • Burr-Hamilton Duel

    Burr-Hamilton Duel
    Weehawken NJ
  • Fulton's Steamboat

    Fulton's Steamboat
    First Successful Commercial Steamboat; changes transportation
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    War of 1812

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    Manifest Destiny

    The idea that the United States is destined—by God, its advocates believed—to expand its dominion and spread democracy and capitalism across the entire North American continent. Link text
  • Florida Purchase (Adams-Onis Treaty)

    Florida Purchase (Adams-Onis Treaty)
  • Darthmouth v. Woodward

    Darthmouth v. Woodward
    SCOTUS Private v Public
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    Temperance Movement

    "Starting in the 1820s, the temperance movement aimed to curb and ultimately discontinue the consumption of alcohol. Many temperance leaders also were Christian leaders." link text
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    Restoration Movement

    The Restoration Movement (RM) formed in the early 1800s as a means to "restore" and unify the Christian church based on biblical principles. It gave rise to a family of Christian churches with membership now numbering approximately 7 million. Link text
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    Jacksonian Democracy

    Era of the Common Man - www.history.org
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    Abolitionist Movement

    The movement to end slavery that began within religious circles, abolitionism became a controversial political issue that divided much of the country, leading to the Civil War. www.history.org
  • Mercer University Founded

    Mercer University Founded
  • Wesleyan College - First Female College

    Wesleyan College - First Female College
    Macon, GA
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    Transcendentalism Movement

    "In 1836, transcendentalism took shape, as New England intellectuals pushed for the union between humans and nature through personal experience. Ralph Waldo Emerson, Margaret Fuller, writer Henry David Thoreau, abolitionist Theodore Parker, and poet William Ellery Channing, Jr." link text
  • Horace Mann becomes becomes Secretary of the Massachusetts State Board of Education

    Horace Mann becomes becomes Secretary of the Massachusetts State Board of Education
  • Oberlin College

    Oberlin College
    First college to be coeducational
  • Cheyney University Opens for African Americans

    Cheyney University Opens for African Americans
    Cheyney University is the oldest institution of higher learning for African Americans
  • Mount Holyoke Female Seminary Established

    Mount Holyoke Female Seminary Established
    Mount Holyoke Female Seminary was the first college for women in the U.S.
  • First Passenger Railroad

    First Passenger Railroad
  • University of Notre Dame Founded

    University of Notre Dame Founded
  • Texas Becomes a State

    Texas Becomes a State
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    First Wave of Feminism

    "The first women’s rights convention was held in July 1848 at the Wesleyan Chapel in Seneca Falls, N.Y. Organized by abolitionists Lucretia Mott and Elizabeth Cady Stanton, the gathering pushed for women to have equal rights as men -- including allowing married women to own their own property and keep their own wages. But the most controversial was the right to vote." link text
  • University of Iowa Admits Men and Women

    University of Iowa Admits Men and Women
    The University of Iowa is then first state university "to admit men and women on an equal basis." [Link text]http://www.eds-resources.com/educationhistorytimeline.html)
  • Dred Scott

    Dred Scott
    From history.org - The Dred Scott case, also known as Dred Scott v. Sandford, was a decade-long fight for freedom by a Black enslaved man named Dred Scott. The case persisted through several courts and ultimately reached the U.S. Supreme Court, whose decision incensed abolitionists, gave momentum to the anti-slavery movement and served as a stepping stone to the Civil War.
  • Charles Darwin publishes Origin of Species

    Charles Darwin publishes Origin of Species
  • Beginning of Civil War

    Beginning of Civil War