1.In the early 19th century, most people did not go to school, especially girls. Why did boys go to school more than girls?
Girls would only go a few years, if at all. Most were taught at home. They usually left school to learn housekeeping skills. This was needed because most things were made from scratch and were time-consuming. Most women did these kinds of jobs. This was their career. They were trained to be wives and mothers. It was thought that getting a lot of education could cause a woman's health to decline. Her brain could explode. If she had too much education, some thought that she would neglect home and family.
2. Why were African Americans not allowed to get an education whether they were male or female?
Most African Americans in the country at this time were slaves. It was thought that if they got an education, it might cause rebellion and make them run away from their owners. They would be able to read essays, etc. written by abolitionists who promoted rebellion of slaves.