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The Colonial Experience, 1607–1776
The colonial experience, 1607–1776

The educational undertaking of the early European settlers who came to the United States was especially important because it established a foundation from which all other Americans built (Bailyn, 1960; Cubberley, 1920, 1934). The contributions that each group made varied, depending largely on the degree of their educational orientation and whether they were able to operate in an atmosphere of peace with the Native American population (Bailyn, 1960; Cubberley, 1920, 1934; Willison, 1945, 1966).

Some of the most salient accomplishments in American educational history were made, in particular, in the first few decades after the arrival of the Pilgrims, in 1620, and the Puritans, in 1630 (Bailyn, 1960; Cubberley, 1920, 1934; Willison, 1945, 1966). Their educational success in establishing ...

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