Noah Webster
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"Noah Webster, Jr.", was an American lexicographer, textbook pioneer, English-language spelling reformer, political writer, editor, and prolific author. He has been called the "Father of American Scholarship and American education/Education". His blue-backed speller books taught five generations of American children how to spell and read, Secular education/secularizing their education. According to Ellis (1979) he gave Americans "a secular catechism to the nation-state".

Webster's name has become synonymous with "dictionary" in the United States, especially the modern Merriam-Webster dictionary that was first published in 1828 as Webster's Dictionary/An American Dictionary of the English Language. He was one of the Founding Fathers of the United States/Founding Fathers of the nation.

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