What Was The Importance Of Education Before The Civil War

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Education before the Civil War in the South was not as important as in the North. In the South, states did not stress over education and thought it was a private matter. They believed the education should be given in a house where the values of society would be taught.
One reason was since there were only two social classes which was plantation owners on top and slaves on the bottom, you could either afford to pay or not. This eliminated the need for funds. Another reason why education was not important in the South was that the population was scattered. If the South did build schools, it would have been tough to find enough children to attend in one area. Also, in the South, some people believed in the Anglican religion. The Anglican Religion
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