Havard and Princeton

September 25, 2013 at 11:56 am 3 comments


Harvard, Princeton

In 1636, the Great and General Court of Massachusetts Bay Colony a Reverend named John Harvard left his personal library and half of his large estate to a new school. His original estate is gone, but there are markers to show where the original buildings were. In the beginning you could get a medical degree and a law and a divinity degree. Harvard became recognized university until the mid 1800’s when they added a science school. In the late 1800’s Harvard’s whole methods of study began to change and become more modern.    

In 1746, the college in New Jersey (which is now known as Princeton University.) was one of British North America’s fourth college’s, which was located in Elizabeth for a year. Then it was moved to Newark for nine years. In 1756, it was moved to Princeton. (I had trouble finding information on Princeton’s Christian roots. I wondered if people were offended about the history.)   

Both Harvard and Princeton were used as training grounds for Christian ministers. Little by little as new students and professors arrived, both these universities began to lose their Christian influence and heritage.     

 Source: http://www.princeton.edu.com

Source: http://www.college.harvard.edu.com

Source: http://www.wnd.com



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3 Comments Add your own

  • 1. monguinhandel  |  September 26, 2013 at 9:46 am

    Do you know why Princeton kept on moving locations?

    • 2. vebramos  |  September 26, 2013 at 10:38 am

      It moved the first time because of a new pastor taking charge of the college, lived in Newark, it didn’t say why it moved locations the second time.

  • 3. lindseyleigh8282  |  September 28, 2013 at 5:16 pm

    I think its pretty awesome to value education enough to leave half of your fortune to starting a school.


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