Dartmouth College Vs. Woodward

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Dartmouth College v. Woodward (1819) Living in the 1800’s was not an easy task. This was the time of child labor and little to no education for kids. The time of having to walk 2-3 miles anywhere and making sure the crops were well enough to sell in the markets. The time of Westward Expansion and the genocide of Native Americans. Eleazar Wheelock, a Puritan minister from Columbia, CT was the one who founded Dartmouth. He initially established the school to train Native Americans as Christian missionaries. His inspiration for the school first came about due to his relationship with a Mohegan Indian Samson Occom. The name of the school was to be Moor’s Indian Charity School and was officially established in 1755. It was somewhat successful, but they still needed more funding in order to maintain the schools operations. Wheelock and Occom decided to go to England in 1766 to raise money for the school. Once they raised enough, they made a trust to help the school. The Charity School finally had enough financial support to keep going. But Wheelock had trouble recruiting Native Americans to attend the institution due to the location being far away from the tribal territories. He decided to relocate the school to Hanover, in the Province of New Hampshire. Following the relocation, it was difficult to find resources and secure a charter. Luckily, the Royal Governor of New Hampshire, John Wentworth, provided the land that Dartmouth would be built on and issued a charter in the name

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