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black man who studied the heavens and accurately predicted an eclipse in 1789
Benjamin Banneker
professional musician and composer known for conducting singing schools
William Billings
skilled silversmith known for crafting fine silverware
Paul Revere
minister and scientist who helped introduce the smallpox vaccine in America
Cotton Mather
True/False:

"PILGRIM'S PROGRESS" was the most widely used textbook in colonial America.
False

"New England Primer"
True/False:

The "NEW YORK GAZETTE" was the first regularly published weekly newspaper in the colonies.
False

"Boston News-Letter"
What was the name of the paddle-shaped board, containing the alphabet and some Scripture, used to teach children to read?
hornbook
What term is used to describe a legislature composed of two houses--an upper and a lower house?
bicameral
Who was the best-known colonial man of science?
Benjamin Franklin
What was the name of Benjamin Franklin's yearly publication which contained meteorological and astronomical information, homely proverbs, and sound advise?
Poor Richard's Almanac