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  • Signpost= Number & Stats
  • "Fifty years passed. Fourteen new states were admitted to the Union. Sixteen different presidents had sat in the White House. Four long, bloody years, between 1861 and 1865, the Civil War had torn at the heart of the nation. In 1865 slavery was abolished. Three years later, the Fourteenth Amendment, which stated that blacks were U.S. citizens, was added to the U.S. Constitution" (104).
  • Signpost= Quoted Words
  • "There was no choice, he said. The school would have to close. It was the only sensible course, but the sad, bitter words "almost blistered [May's] lips" as he spoke. 'I felt ashamed of Canterbury. . . ashamed of my country, ashamed of my color,' the minister later wrote" (102).
  • Mindset= Growth
  • "Prudence was famous, but it didn't change the way she lived. At eighty-five she was still a fighter. Money didn't interest her. New things did. She ate up books. She even read about Charles Darwin's controversial new theory that said all creatures, including humans, had gradually evolved from primitive one-celled animals" (114).
  • The author said it like this because there is a time jump and there was the Civil War and the Fourteenth Amendment, and these things were what Prudence wanted to happen for African Americans to be accepted as U.S. citizens.
  • Word Gap= Controversial
  • "She even read about Charles Darwin's controversial new theory that said all creatures, including humans, had gradually evolved from primitive one-celled animals" (114).
  • The author quoted the minister because he was ashamed of his country mostly because they all hated the fact that someone had a different skin color than them.
  • The Most Important Thing Summary
  • Prudence had a school that she had to shut down so none of her students got injured.
  • Prudence kept fighting for African Americans rights.
  • Prudence went through a lot of trouble and difficulties.
  •    Prudence Crandall had a growth mindset because she never gave up even at an old age. She kept fighting until she finally died, but I know she would keep fighting for everyone to have equal rights. If Prudence had a Fixed mindset, then Prudence wouldn't be the hero that she is to some and maybe she wouldn't get to still fight for education for African-Americans
  •  Giving rise to a disagreement. No this not a technical term.
  • The most important thing in, The Forbidden Schoolhouse is Prudence Crandall never stopped fighting to let Africans Americans can be treated by the respect they deserve despite all of Prudence's troubles and difficulties she still kept fighting.
  • Why did Prudence stand for the education of colored girls and made sure the girls had a education?
  • Why did money not interest Prudence but new things did?
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