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The Effects of the Revolutionary War Era on American Education
The effects of the revolutionary War era on American education

The Revolutionary War was one of the major historical events that had a profound impact on the American system of education. Before 1776, the United States had developed a system of education fashioned after the European, and particularly the English, system of education. Although Harvard, Yale, and Princeton were flourishing by 1776, many of America's elite still chose to study in Europe. In 1776, however, the United States severed its relationship with England as a colony. Oxford and Cambridge were certainly not the desirable places to study that they had been before the Revolutionary War (Tewksbury, 1932). Surely, if one attended there, one would receive the ...

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