By the end of the 19th century, many children were attending primary school, but most did not attend high school and even fewer attended college or university. The newspaper industry was highly competitive. Major urban areas had multiple papers representing a variety of political viewpoints while smaller towns would have had at least one paper to report on local affairs.
- Why does this teacher believe that newspapers are important for modern life?
- What definition can be inferred from this article? Is it similar or different from its use in "The Marvelous Vogue of the Automobile?" Explain your answer using evidence from the articles.
"An experienced teacher says that pupils…" The Tucumcari News and Tucumcari Times, pp. 17, 12 October 1907. Courtesy of Library of Congress