Thelin (2011) noted that the English universities Oxford and Cambridge very much influenced early American higher education. In addition, Oxford and Cambridge were autonomous, privately endowed and linked to a federation. The collegiate system of combining learning and living was a seminal plan for higher education which college founders tried to capture for the American colonies. Describe the different ways in which early American Colonial colleges didn't emulate or resisted replicating the Oxford-Cambridge ideal. describe the reasons for these changes and what the change agents were. Consider significant factors like college funding, curriculum, religion, architecture and the student population .What is your opinion regarding the changes? Do you feel that the established political powers must have taken a different direction or kept some of the key elements of the Oxford-Cambridge ideal? Describe why or why not.