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Handout B: Vocabulary and Context Questions – Benjamin Rush (1745-1813)


Excerpts from “Of the Mode of Education Proper in a Republic” (1798)

  1. Vocabulary: Use context clues to determine the meaning or significance of each of these words and write their definitions:
    1. complexion
    2. nurseries
    3. homogeneous
    4. intelligible
    5. effectual
    6. inculcated
    7. approbation
    8. reciprocal
  2. Context: Answer the following questions.
    1. When was this document written?
    2. Who wrote this document?
    3. What type of document is this?
    4. What was the purpose of this document?