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  • U.S. History Chapter 5: Life in the English Colonies Section 5: American Culture
  • New Ideas in Europe
    • Scientific Revolution —period of great learning that began in the 1600s as European scientists, mathematics, & astronomers looked for explanations about how the universe worked
  • New Ideas in Europe
    • The Scientific Revolution began in math & science and eventually affected all areas of natural science.
  • New Ideas in Europe Galileo Galilei
  • New Ideas in Europe Galileo’s Telescope
  • New Ideas in Europe What?! The Earth revolves around the Sun?!
  • New Ideas in Europe Galileo on Trial
  • Thanks to his intuition as a brilliant physicist and by relying on different arguments, Galileo, who practically invented the experimental method, understood why only the sun could function as the centre of the world, as it was then known, that is to say, as a planetary system. The error of the theologians of the time, when they maintained the centrality of the earth, was to think that our understanding of the physical world's structure was, in some way, imposed by the literal sense of Sacred Scripture.... – Pope John Paul II
  • New Ideas in Europe Issac Newton
  • New Ideas in Europe Newton under the Apple Tree
  • New Ideas in Europe
    • Scientific Method —carefully examining natural events & forming theories from experiments & observations
  • New Ideas in Europe
    • Enlightenment
    • “ Age of Reason”
    • Used logic & reason to seek ways to improve world
    John Locke
  • Colonial Education
    • Few could afford formal education
    • Availability varied
    • New England: education closely linked with religion
  • Colonial Education
    • 1636: Harvard University established
    • Education usually ended with grade school
    • Some went to study in England
    Harvard University Shield
  • Colonial Scientists
    • American Philosophical Society: founded in 1743 to improve communication among colonial scientists
  • Colonial Scientists
    • David Rittenhouse: designed mathematical & astronomical instruments
    David Rittenhouse
  • Colonial Scientists
    • Benjamin Banneker: free African American astronomer & surveyor
  • Benjamin Franklin
  • Benjamin Franklin Published The Philadelphia Gazette
  • Benjamin Franklin Published Poor Richard’s Almanac
  • Benjamin Franklin Franklin Stove
  • Benjamin Franklin Bifocals
  • Benjamin Franklin Franklin Stove
  • Benjamin Franklin Kite Experiment
  • Benjamin Franklin Lightning Rod
  • Benjamin Franklin Glass Armonica
  • Benjamin Franklin
    • Library
    • University of Pennsylvania
    • First president of the American Philosophical Society
    • Police Department
    • Fire Department
  • Colonial Writers & Artists
    • Anne Bradstreet: poet whose work encouraged the love of family & dedication to faith
    Anne Bradstreet
  • Colonial Writers & Artists
    • Phillis Wheatley: African American poet who used religious language and imagery
    Phillis Wheatley