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1st Period - "A New Nation"

     

    Shot Heard Around the World

     

     

    Toward a Clash of Reason

     The French and Indian war started in 1754 and continued for nearly a decade

    - In 1763 the French were defeated

    - Stamp Act was passed in 1765

    - Townshed Acts of 1767 taxed paper, paint, glead, lead and tea

    - The Boston Massacure killed 5 people in 1770

    - Boston Tea Party was the reactin to the Stamp Act

    - First Continentel Congress in 1774The Age of Reason 

     

    New Nation

     

    A. Articles of Confederation established "league of friendship"

    -didn't work well.

    B. Bill of Rights was added for those who feared centralized power.

    C. George Washinton became the nations first president with the help of John Adams.

    - In the 1800's the people elected Thomas Jefferson as president.

     

     

     

    A Time of Crisis

     

    Public Writing

    - writing increased within magazines from 30-40 

    - nations mind was on politics/ focused on Great Britain 

    - almanacs became popular Mass. thro Georgia

     

     

     

    Politics as Literature

     

     

     

     

    Cultural Scene

     

     

     

     

    Culture and Art

     

     

     

     

    American Literature @ Daybreak

     

     

     

     

    Noah Webster

     DEVOTED 30 YEARS TO CREATE THE FIRST AMERICAN DICTONARIES

    -BELIEVED u.s. SHOULD HAVE ITS OWN VERSION OF ENGLISH

    -HIS BOOK"THE BLUE BACKED SPELLER" WAS READ MORE THAN ANY OTHER BOOK EXCEPT THE BIBLE

    -TRAVELED EAST AND SOUTH TO LISTEN TO SPEECH OF AMERICANS AND TOOK NOTES

    -TOUGHT OUR NATION A NEW WAY TO SPELL

     

    Noah Webster took 30 years developing the very first American Dictionary (Shown Below).

    -He believed the United States should have its own versionof english.

    -He created many new American words.

    -Some examples are bullfrog, applesauce, and handy.   

    -He also taught the nation a new way to spell.

    British Spelling        American Spelling 

    Humour                    Humor

    Musick                      Music

     

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