Summary: Building A New Nation

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One of the most interesting things I read about during this weeks reading was the "Building a New Nation" topic. We learn how the Revolution "led to a number of telling changes in the educational arrangements of colonial society" (Rury 39). Prior to reading the following chapter, I could say that my the Revolution was just a political upheaval between the Thirteen American Colonies and Great Britain. Often, we are taught how and why the Revolution established the United States of America, not the social effects of it. Rury demonstrates that amongst the most imperative challenges facing the newly formed United States of America, "establishing a system of education that would prepare its people for citizenship in a new social and political order"

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