History of American Education

By amgriss
  • MA passes law requiring parents to educate their children

  • Old Deluder Satan Act

    Law in MA that required every town of at least 50 familes to have a school master to teach students to read the Bible.
  • John Locke publishes "Some Thoughts Concerning Education"

  • Caul Caffe petitions for equalrights in CT

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    Frederick Douglass

    Born a slave, escaped to freedom in 1838, devoted life to antislavery causes.
  • First public HS opens in Boston

  • Liberia, Africa settled by American-Africans

  • MA passes law requireing public education in towns with over 300 families

  • David Walker writes "Appeal to the Colored Citizens

  • Horace Mann appointed to the MA Board of Education

  • Boston schools become integrated

  • Civil War 1861-1865

  • Emancipation Proclamation by President Abraham Lincoln

  • 13th Amendment outlawing slavery

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    The country is being put back together after the Civil War
  • 14th Amendment giving citizenship to former slaves

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    W.E.B. Du Bois

    Worked on the anti-slavery front. Spoke and wrote world-wide. Later emigrated to Ghana, Africa.
  • 15th Amendment--Right to vote no abridged by race, color, etc.

  • Plessy V. Ferguson decision establishes "Separate but Equal"

  • World War I

    July 28, 1914 – November 11, 1918
  • NAACP launches full-scale campaign against legal injustices

    National Association for the Advancement of Colored People
  • Missouri v. Jenkins

    On June 12, 1995 the Court, in a 5-4 decision, overturned a District Court ruling that required the state of Missouri to correct de facto racial inequality in schools by funding salary increases and remedial education programs.