Timeline for Chapter 6

Governmant Action

Jefferson's Bill for the More General Diffusion of Knowledge

1779

Northwest Land Ordinances

1785

Land set aside to support education

First State Superintendent of Schools

1812

Public Secondary Schools

1821

First instituted here but not fully embraced for years

Morrill Acts and Land Grant Institutions

1862

Expanded state systems of higher education.

Kalamazoo case

1874

legislature could tax for secondary schools too!

Types of schools

First State Institutions of Higher Education

1785

University of Georgia

First Sunday School

1786

Founding of US Military Academy at West Point

1802

First Monitorial School

1806

Founding of Troy Female Seminary

1821

Founding of UVA

1825

Common School Movement

1830 - 1865

Free School Societies-Charity Schools

1853

Free Schools (Public Schools) Teaching more than 2000 children in 1853

Modern Universities

1900

Modern universities becoming the norm.

Junior High School

1909

First established in Columbus Ohio

Teacher Education

Normal Schools

1865

More than 50 normal schools operational.

More Normal Schools

1900

350 Normal Schools were operating in 45 states.

Teacher's Colleges

1920

Normal Schools broaden their curriculum from 2 to 3 years to 4 years.