Education had an emphasis and influence on the lots of different aspects during the time before the Civil War. The certain irony took place because of setting the mode of that time and making things which were said to be irrelevant to the actions that were taken. In the United States of America, the paradoxes of the education in the period of Pre-Civil war are evidenced in the subject matter, class, purpose, gender and race.
Education in the United Stated developed from the intellectual institutions and traditions of Europe transplanted to the new world and modified by the contact among the different groups of colonies and between the indigenous people and new settlers. The majority of the prior England had the great influence of the education as well. In New England which also included the thirteen colonies, the English language, customs and laws had become the complete basis in the colonial practice which concerned the educational sphere. For the residents of the United States, the education had been a serious problem ever since its beginning and functioning. Lots of people agreed with James Madison because he said that all humans who meant to be their own governors must arm themselves with the power which knowledge gave. Lots of people felt that school was necessary and really great, but they were concerned about the cost of prior education.
As for English Protestantism, it became the leading aspect for the aspirations in the colonial educational process. Piety combined with the devotion to vocation became the goal of prior education for the individual and social perfectionism which was combined with an aggressive evangelism and became the goal of education for the whole community. The necessity of being able to read the Holly book Bible was one of the most influential and greatest motivations for prior schooling among the Protestants. Protestant people believed that the key to salvation was to be found in the individuals reading of the scriptures and because of doing this every person had to have enough knowledge to read the book Bible. Above all the family was on the first place for humans. The family was considered to be the most important institution for both aspects education and socialization. Living in the new world, families had a great organization in the relationships in scriptural readings and educational processes.
Education had an emphasis and influence on the lots of different aspects during the time before the Civil War. The certain irony took place because of setting the mode of that time and making things which were said to be irrelevant to the actions that were taken.