Time line #1 - Colonial Colleges - 1600 - 1785

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  • The Mayflower Arrived at Cape Cod-Brittany White

    The  Mayflower Arrived at Cape Cod-Brittany White
    The Mayflower transported Pilgrams and Puritans to America for the purpose of religious freedom. The views of the Puritans had a significant impact on education because they believed that education was the only way that a person could read and become saved. They also believed that all people were inherently bad, and that good behavior must be taught. These beliefs resulted in religion influencing their educational practices.
  • The Bay Psalm Book - Edith Flores

    The Bay Psalm Book - Edith Flores
    The Bay Psalm Book was the first book to be printed in British North America. It was printed by the settlers of Massachusetts Bay in 1640 and is identified as Christian literature. - This is related to the development of higher education because "the colleges took pride in their book collections" (Thelin, 2011, p. 21). Thelin, J. R. (2011). A history of American higher education. 2nd ed. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press.
  • College of William and Mary- Brittany White

    College of William and Mary- Brittany White
    On February 8, 1693, the College of William and Mary was founded in the Virginia Colony. This college is the second oldest of colleges founded in American history. This institution was the first college to become a university, and they established the first law school in America!
  • First Great Awakening - Edith Flores

    First Great Awakening - Edith Flores
    The First Great Awakening was between the 1730s-1740s that focused on religion and on spiritual renewal for the thirteen colonies. Christian leaders would preach the Christian faith across towns. - The significance is that there were underlying religious aspects in the colleges. Privileged young men that focused on religion were the ones enrolled and many entered the clergy afterward.
    Thelin, J. R. (2011). A history of American higher education. 2nd ed. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press.