Analysis Of Benjamin Rush: The Theory Of Republican Education

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Education for women in America was previously an issue that women were fighting for and finally succeeded in being granted rights to go to school. Before women started fighting for this right, a Republican thought it would be fit that women be educated because this was a necessity for the future of the Republican Party to grow positively in America. Benjamin Rush, the Republican speaking on behalf of women education, was worried about the kind of leaders there would be to choose from without women able to educate their sons. In Hyman Kuritz’s document, “Benjamin Rush: His Theory of Republican Education” you can explicitly see that there is a divide among the people in America and that education could be the solution to this divide. By comparing…show more content…
For example, Rush states in “Benjamin Rush: The Theory of Republican Education” that education, “….principles and morals be subjected to examination before we employ them.” This means that Rush and the other leaders are going to allow teaching in the schools that are acceptable to him and that he finds suitable to be taught to the republican women. You cannot educate people the way you want to educate them, and expect to create a more equal society and balance among the people like Rush talks about in “Benjamin Rush: Theory of Republican Education” and this is why a new divide is developed. Rush wanted women to be educated because, they were the ones who would be teaching their sons, who could become future leaders, and did not want them to be taught wrong because women knew nothing about the government, other than what they seldom heard. But why did Rush pick women to be the ones to teach their…show more content…
But he is totally ignorant of the great principles of legislation; and more especially, the particular interests of the government.” If men did not have any interest or knowledge about the government and they were very interested in women then he would be able to manipulate the women into teaching the men things worthy of a leader of America. That is why women education was so important to him because he knew that women knew nothing about the government and he also knew that he would be able to only allow them to know enough to spark the interest of government into men. Not only is Rush manipulative, but he is also very unlawful about
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