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Noah Webster

Noah Webster


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Father of the American Dictionary

Noah Webster was born in Connecticut and graduated from Yale College.

Noah Webster was concerned that American children had no textbooks in schools.

He wanted American children to learn English before learning Latin or Greek.

Noah Webster wrote the first American textbooks for spelling and grammar.

His first spelling book became known as the "Blue Backed Speller".

Noah Webster wanted to organize American English into common grammar and spelling.

Noah Webster wrote the first Dictionary with American spellings of words.

Noah Webster as a young man

Netlinks for Noah Webster

Noah Webster House and Museum

Writings and Biography

Short Biography of Noah Webster

Webster's Dictionary

Garden of Praise: Noah Webster

Happy Birthday, Noah Webster - October 16

Guttenberg Project: Webster's 1828 Dictionary (first part)

Page created October 7, 2007. Anne Pemberton. Updated Sat, Feb 11, 2012. AP.