Time line #2 - 19th Century Innovations - 1785 - 1890

  • Middlebury College

    Middlebury College
    Middlebury College, a Congregational institution founded in 1800, which has now become one of the premier liberal arts colleges in the country, considered one of the ‘little Ivies’
    Established in 1800, Middlebury College was the first college in the state of Vermont. In common with other American institutions of higher education in this period, Middlebury attracted young men expecting to become ministers, lawyers, or physicians.
    Teri Stewart
  • USMA - West Point

    USMA - West Point
    The Founding of the United States Military Academy West Point - West Point is the oldest continuously occupied military post in America.- Q. Johnson
  • Georgia - land grant practices

    Georgia - land grant practices
    Georgia cedes lands along the Yazoo River to the United States in an attempt to dodge responsibility for the state legislature’s fraudulent land-grant practices in 1795. - Q. Johnson
  • Elizabeth Female Academy Founded

    Elizabeth Female Academy Founded
    The Elizabeth Female Academy was founded in 1819 in Natchez, Mississippi. This was the first female institution in Mississippi and is believed to be the first degree-granting higher educational institution for women in the country. In 1845 the school closed down due to a decrease in population in the area and an outbreak of yellow fever.
    -Lauren Lyle
  • Alexander Lucius Twlight

    Alexander Lucius Twlight
    Born in Corinth, Vermont, and indoctrinated into indentured service for 21 years, Twilight was the first mixed-race AA to graduate in the United States from Middlebury College. In his life, he held many prominent professional roles in state legislation, ministry, and secondary education. Middlebury College dedicated Alexander Twilight Hall, a building of dorms, grammar school, and classrooms in his honors.
    -Jalyn H
  • Classes Begin at the University of Virginia

    Classes Begin at the University of Virginia
    Founded in 1819 by Thomas Jefferson, the University of Virginia created an institution for the state of Virginia that was separate from religious affiliation. The university offered eight different schools for students to learn from in opposed to the traditional three. Those schools were medicine, law, mathematics, chemistry, ancient languages, modern languages, natural philosophy, and moral philosophy. The goal of university was to shift its education to focus on building the workforce Lauren L
  • Harriet Beecher Stowe publishes Uncle Tom's Cabin

    Harriet Beecher Stowe publishes Uncle Tom's Cabin
    Beecher's novel depicts the issues in slavery and the treatment of enslaved people and the connections between Christian morality. The novel also portrays the suffrage of women and the role they are forced to play in domestic work. While seen as an abolitionist novel in its nature, many criticisms including character depiction and negative coining terms have succeeded the novel.
    Jalyn H.
  • Blizzard

    The Great Blizzard of '88, as it was known in popular memory, was one of the worst in recorded U.S. history. From March 11 to 14 in 1888, New Haven received 45 inches of snow. This photograph, taken just after the storm, shows the extent to which New Haven and Yale were buried under snow in the early spring of 1888.
    Teri Stewart