Historical events respond to peer one paragraph each follow the guided

Guided Response: Respond to at least two of your classmates’ posts. How do your choices compare to theirs? Identify common opinions and differences in your responses.

BY: Alyssa Garcia

The Great Depression (1929)- The stock market crashed and “among the factors contributing to the crash were a trade imbalance following World War I, where the United States was exporting more than it was importing to nations that could not pay; an unregulated stock market; a weak banking system; growing government expenditures; overproduction in both the industrial and agricultural sectors; and growing unemployment” (Webb, section 7.1, 2014). This impacted man people; public schools, colleges, and teachers.

The Civilian Conservation Corps (1930s)- “one of the federal emergency agencies created under Roosevelt’s New Deal to provide “work relief” for the unemployed. It provided temporary work for over 3 million young men aged 18 to 25, who lived in CCC camps and worked on various conservation projects like reforestation, wildlife preservation, flood control, and forest fire prevention (Webb, section 7.3, 2014). About 150,000 African American children were enrolled in 150 CCC companies and 85,000 Native Americans in a separate company.

Public Works Administration (1933)- funded large-scale projects such as bridges, dams, hospitals, airports, libraries, and 7,500 schools that were built between 1933 and 1939. Webb (2014) Stated that “$1.7 billion in federal funds (with $300 million state and local matching funds) provided for the building of 102 public libraries and 59,614 classrooms between the years 1934-1939. Fourteen percent of all PWA funds were spent on school buildings, including the building of 225 Negro schools and the renovation of 118 others.”

The Civil Rights Movement (1955)- was a movement that started with African Americans, but later advanced to rights of women, ethnic and racial groups, and people with disabilities. The goal was to secure the individual rights that are guaranteed by the US Constitution.

Indian Education Act (1972)- “The IEA provided funds for supplemental programs to meet the special needs of Native American children in public schools both on and off the reservation (Webb, section 8.5, 2014).

I chose to do the difference and similarities of The Civilian Conservation Corps and the Indian Education Act.

These two are significant today because they are still they are still in order.

If I could change one outcome, it would be the Great Depression because when the market crashed, people lost money, jobs were low pay, and people were starving and becoming homeless.

The most important event that happened in each event is that if it wasn’t for these movements taking place, we would not have equalization in our education where it is needed.


Webb. L. D. (2014).  History of American education: Voices and perspectives. San Diego, CA: Bridgepoint Education, Inc.


BY: Kara Lemak


Great Depression- October 1929-1939 

The New Deal- 1935 

Meriam Report- 1928 7.4

Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka- 1954 8.2

War on Poverty- 1964 8.3

These events are still significant today because the Great Depression and the New Deal changed the way we view banks, employment, and government responsibility.

If I could change the outcome of one of my listed event’s I would change the Meriam Report because this is the first time almost 75 years the rights of Native Americans were assessed.

If only one of these events/individuals could have taken place; I would choose the New Deal as it really changed the idea of government responsibility in times of economic crisis. I obviously would not want the Great Depression to have happened at all.

Webb. L. D. (2014).  History of American education: Voices and perspectives. San Diego, CA: Bridgepoint Education, Inc.



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The secondary schools movement describes a term used in educational history literature describing era from 1910 to 1940 during which secondary schools started sprouting across the United States.

2        The Kalamazoo school case. Sought to support high school education, it occurred in 1874.

3        In 1876, the Meharry Medical College was founded in Nashville, Tennessee. The college became the first medical school in the South for African Americans.

4        In 1876, a system was published by Melvil Dewey called Dewey Decimal System. Developed in 1873, DDC is recognized as world’s most widely used library.

5        In 1879, the first Indian boarding school was opened in Carlisle.

B.) I have chosen the secondary school movement and the Kalamazoo school case as case studies to analyze my similarities and differences.

Unique elements of historical secondary school movement are as follows;

i)                   The period witnessed a rapid growth in high schools graduation rates and national economy at large.

ii)                 The increase in secondary education for first half of the twentieth century made it possible for high college graduation rates after World War II.

iii)               Led to a marked upsurge in some women in the U.S. labor force.

Unique elements of Kalamazoo school case.

i)                   In Michigan State, the number of high schools increased from 107 in early 1870’s to 278 by 1890.

ii)                 This event was a court case that sought to halt funding of the public school using tax money.

iii)               Kalamazoo established its first high school in 1658.

Similarities between the two historical events.

i)                   The growing credential value brought about by the two past events gave residents in the cities an authoritative incentive to push for more accessibility to high school.

ii)                 Through the “Secondary School Movement” high schools started gaining more recognition, the Kalamazoo case further entrenched high schools political legitimacy.

iii)               Both historical events encouraged public support for the concept of universal education and the belief that schools were to serve poor and wealthy persons in society.

These events are still significant today because through them public schools have been defined, and more, the funding of schools by tax money is now legitimized.

The most important result of the “Secondary school Movement” is the increased enrollment in high schools across the U.S. The increased education opportunities had far reaching advantages to the economy. The most important and significant result of the Kalamazoo case is that it provided a legal basis for the funding of public schools using tax money.






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