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Education and Literacy

(1953) Students at Brooklyn High School in New York learn to handle the controls of a car and experience simulated traffic conditions flashed onto a screen by means of projected film.

Timeline

1850–1900 ∼ The Beginning of Public Education

Massachusetts passes first compulsory education law (1852) / Office of Education created (1867) / Comstock Law prohibits possessing any book, pamphlet, paper, writing, advertisement, circular, print, picture or drawing of an immoral nature, including educational materials (1873) / Committee of Ten favors uniform, liberal curriculum (1892–93) / Plessy v Ferguson solidifies segregation in American schools by confirming a “separate but equal” policy in public schools (1896)

MILESTONES: Old Immigration from England, Ireland, Scandinavia, and Germany (1830–1870) • Darwin’s Origins of the Species theorizes that man is descended from apes (1859) • Fourteenth Amendment declares that all persons born or naturalized in America are citizens (1866) • Widespread use of child labor (1870) Massachusetts is the first state to collect unemployment statistics (1878) • Russell Conwell becomes famous for his sermons on the virtues of wealth, which he preaches 6,000 times (1880–1900)

1900–1929 ∼ Diversifying Educational...

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