The Value of Education

"If a nation expects to be ignorant and free, in a state of civilization, it expects what never was and never will be." -- Thomas Jefferson

Sunday, November 14, 2010


The following topic will be used as part of your final-exam (essay) grade. This essay must be written in class; however, you may study, plan, and pre-write all you like.

Topic: Explain the ideological forces of Colonial America (i.e, those that drove the Puritan period, and those that supported the Englightenment). Use specific arguments from the LITERATURE to draw a conclusion about the principles that shaped Colonial America.

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