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The first dictionary was written by Noah Webster in 1828. Meanwhile, Webster's old foes the Republicans attacked the man, labeling him mad for such an undertaking.Scholars have long seen Webster's 1844 dictionary to be an important resource for reading poet Nathan Austin has explored the intersection of lexicographical and poetic practices in American literature, and attempts to map out a "lexical poetics" using Webster's definitions as his base. Noah had a strong opinion about American schools, he did not like them at all.The idea of seventy children of all ages stuffed into a one-room schoolhouse with no desks, oor schoolbooks, and untrained teachers was wrong. WEBSTER, NOAH (1758–1843) The first person to write a dictionary of American English and permanently alter the spelling of American English, Noah Webster  through his spelling book taught millions of American children to read for the first half-century of the republic and millions more to spe she sees a thousand discordant opinions live in the strictest harmony ... it will finally raise her to a pitch of greatness and lustre, before which the glory of ancient Greece and Rome shall dwindle to a point, and the splendor of modern Empires fade into obscurity.In terms of political theory, he de-emphasized virtue (a core value of Webster married well and had joined the elite in Hartford but did not have much money. His "Blue-backed Speller" books taught five generations of American children how to spell and read. Childhood & Early Life Noah Webster, Jr. was born on October 16, 1758 to Noah Sr. and Mercy, in New Hartford, Connecticut. Webster wanted to continue his education by studying law, but his parents could not afford to give him more money for school. Noah Webster was born on October 16, 1758, in the West Division of Hartford. He did this because Americans spoke and used words differently than the English, and to help people who lived in different parts of the country to speak and spell the same way.In his dictionary, Webster used American spellings like “color” instead of the English “colour” and “music” instead of “musick”. He taught at a local school for a brief period of time, but he soon realized that the pay was very less and he needed a drastic career change. At that time, not many people got to go to college, but he loved to learn so much that his parents allowed him to go to Yale. He later went on to study law. Noah Webster History. His dictionaries became an example of the perfect ‘Americanism’.Long after his death and even in the modern times, his dictionaries and works lead the English-speaking world.This famous American lexicographer altered the spelling of words I.e. They had eight children: Noah Webster became one of the most distinguished lexicographers in the United States of America after he published ‘The American Speller’, which also came to be known as ‘The Blue-Backed Speller’. The family later moved back to New Haven.In 1801, Webster started working on defining the words that Americans use. In, 177… He was forced to mortgage his home to develop a second edition, and his life from then on was plagued with debt. Noah wanted to study law but his parents could not afford it, so he studied teaching He graduated in 1778 and became a teacher in West Hartford, Glastonbury, and Hartford. Noah Webster (1758-1843), American lexicographer, remembered now almost solely as the compiler of a continuously successful dictionary, was for half a century among the more influential and most active literary men in the United States. October 16 Anniversary of the birth of Noah Webster from the article by Steve T. Bett. At the age of six, he attended a run-down primary school, which he dreaded. The dictionary was only one, but the most important of his accomplishments. Noah Webster was born on October 16, 1758 in the West Division of Hartford, Connecticut (now West Hartford). He wrote the first real American dictionary, called, appropriately, An American Dictionary of the English Language, which took him 28 years to finish. He taught many children how to read and write the American way. It was the most popular American book of its time, selling nearly 100 million copies. Notwithstanding great milestones in the field of education, he also battled for patent laws, a sturdy centralized government, common education and also supported the abolition of slavery. Jan 13, 1778. The family lived in New Haven, and then moved to Amherst, Massachusetts. They could be overcrowded, with up to seventy children of all ages crammed into As time went on, Webster changed the spellings in the book to more phonetic ones. It was clear that he had a gift for language, so his parents arranged for him to be tutored and in 1774, at the age of 16, he enrolled at Yale College. Most of their books came from England and Noah thought that Americans should learn from American books. Together they had eight children. It is also considered his major work, because he learnt 26 languages including Sanskrit and Anglo-Saxon, to complete his work.In 1823, he was awarded an honorary degree from Yale University for his achievements.He married Rebecca Greenleaf in 1789. Apart from being a lexicographer, he was also a well-known teacher, political writer, editor and author and was fondly known as the ‘Father of American Scholarship and Education’. Noah Webster (1758-1843), along with his contemporary Ben Franklin, advocated simplified spelling, championed "American spelling," and added such words as "skunk," "squash," "hickory," "lengthy," and "chowder" to the lexicon. His goal: to standardize American speech. Culturally conservative Federalists denounced the work as radical—too inclusive in its lexicon and even bordering on vulgar. It took him over twenty-seven years to finish the dictionary and when he did finish in 1828, the dictionary had over 70,000 words in it.