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The origin of the Land grant act of 1862

Edmund J. James

The origin of the Land grant act of 1862

(the so-called Morrill act) and some account of its author, Jonathan B. Turner

by Edmund J. James

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Published by University Press in Urbana-Champaign .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Turner, Jonathan Baldwin, -- 1805-1899,
  • Morrill, Justin S. -- 1810-1898,
  • Agricultural colleges -- United States,
  • Technical education -- United States,
  • School lands -- United States

  • Edition Notes

    Statementby Edmund J. James ...
    SeriesUniversity of Illinois. The University studies -- vol. IV, no.1, Library of American civilization -- LAC 16019., University studies (University of Illinois (Urbana-Champaign campus)) -- vol. IV, no.1.
    The Physical Object
    FormatMicroform
    Pagination139 p.
    Number of Pages139
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL13558704M
    LC Control Number87562256
    OCLC/WorldCa11834629

      Some people point to the Morrill Act of , which established land-grant colleges, as the starting point for the Cooperative Extension Service and Agricultural Education. In this Friday Footnote we will examine the origins and mission of the land-grant colleges.   July 2 is a key date in the history of Texas A&M University. It was then that the Morrill Act went into effect in , named for its sponsor, Vermont Congressman Justin Smith Morrill. It allowed each state to sell up to 30, acres of land and use the funds to establish colleges, hence the name “land grant” universities.

    Why the fuss about ? Because the Morrill Land Grant Act, signed by Lincoln in the midst of the Civil War, created many of America’s leading public universities. The law’s purpose was to democratize higher education. At the time few Americans attended college, and most who did came from families of means. Read about Horace Mann, John Dewey, the “Northwest Ordinance of ,” the “Morrill Land Grant College Act of ,” “Brown vs. Board of Education” decision, and “President Lyndon B. Johnson’s Commencement Address at Howard University, June ”.

      For example, the Act establishing land-grant institutions is often referred to as the Morrill Act of or the First Morrill Act. The legal citation for this Act is 7 U.S.C. et seq. The citation consists of a volume number, an abbreviation for the title of the source (United States Code) and the beginning page or section number. The origin of the Land grant act of (the so-called Morrill act) and some account of its author, Jonathan B. Turner,. [Edmund J James] "Books and articles published by the corps of instruction of the University of Illinois between May 1, , and May 1, ": pages []


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Land-Grant College Act ofor Morrill Act, Act of the U.S. Congress () that provided grants of land to states to finance the establishment of colleges specializing in “agriculture and the mechanic arts.” Named for its sponsor, Vermont Congressman Justin Smith Morrill (–98), it granted each st acres (12, hectares) for each of its congressional seats.

The legal land description of each parcel is listed in the book, The State of Michigan and the Morrill Land Grant College Act of Author Herbert Berg had obtained photocopies of the list from the U.S. Bureau of Land Management, since the records in the State. The origin of the Land grant act of (the so-called Morrill act) and some account of its author, Jonathan B.

Turner by James, Edmund J. (Edmund Janes), Pages: Martin Jischke, who had been president of two land-grant universities, talked about the year history of land-grant universities, specifically the Morrill Land Grant Act ofwhich.

The legacy of the Morrill Land Grant Act, the greatest democratization of higher education in history. In Decemberthe Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) announced that it was opening up some of its online courses to anyone in the world.

Ohio State University takes pride in their status as a “Land Grant” university. The Morrill Act redistributed nearly million acres from nearly Native American tribes, through This book reviews the legislative history of the land grant system from its establishment in to the act conferring land grant status on Native American colleges.

It describes trends that have shaped agriculture and agricultural education over the decades--the shift of labor from farm to factory, reasons for and effects of increased. The historiography of the Morrill Land Grant Act of has evolved only in the sense that its impact and successes are now seen as even more vital and far-reaching.

In the big picture, whether through the lens of democracy or the economy, both sets of historians argue that this legislation forever changed higher education in America for the. President Abraham Lincoln signed the Homestead Act on On January 1,Daniel Freeman made the first claim under the Act, which gave citizens or future citizens up to acres of public land provided they live on it, improve it, and pay a small registration fee.

The Government granted more than million acres of land while the law was in effect. Nebraska's Land-grant University. In his book, Prairie university: A history of the University of Nebraska, Robert Knoll summarizes, “The federal offer of free land was the force behind establishing the University of Nebraska.

Through the Morrill Act, Nebraska could cl acres for each congressional representative to a total of 90, acres. Among them are tens of thousands of land patents tagged as being issued under the legal authority of the Morrill Act (Authority “State Grant-Agri College [July 02 ] (12 Stat.

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History of the Agricultural College Land Grant act of July 2, Devoted Largely to the History OAuthor: Samuel Dumont Halliday. Land-Grant College Act of for its sponsor, Vermont Congressman Justin Smith Morrill (–98), it granted each st acres (12, hectares) for each of its congressional seats.

Funds from the sale of the land were used by some states to establish new schools; other states turned the money over to existing state or private. History. 5 points haileypows Asked 04/07/ What did the land grant college act of help establish 2 See answers Answer /5 7 +7 laminiaduo7 and 7 others learned from this answer Land-Grant College Act ofor Morrill Act, Act of the U.S.

Congress () that provided grants of land to states to finance the establishment of. The Origin of the Land Grant Act of (The So-Called Morrill Act) and Some Account of Its Author, Jonathan B. Turner. Edmund J. James. Urbana-Champaign: University Press,   The th Anniversary of the Federal Land Grant College Act (also known as the Morrill Act of ) will occur on July 2, On Septemthe Iowa legislature officially accepted the provisions of the Morrill Act, becoming the first U.S.

state to do so. Laws are referenced by the title, name of the book they are in and then their section number. So, an internal citiation of a law is what I provided (under APA, which says to use the Blue Book) is as follows: "The Morrill Act of7 U.S.C. et seq. (), which says that _____". The Origin of the Land Grant Act of (the so-called Morrill Act) and Some Account of its Author, Jonathan B.

Turner. Urbana-Champaign: University Press, [Catalog Record] Morrill, Justin S. Educational Fund. Washington, D.C: [Catalog. It reveals two open secrets: First, according to the Morrill Act, all money made from land sales must be used in perpetuity, meaning those funds still remain on university ledgers to this day.

The Federal Land-Grant Act of Law of Congress An act donating public lands to the several States and Territories which may provide colleges for the benefit of agriculture and the mechanic arts.

On July 2,President Abraham Lincoln signed into law the Land-Grant Agricultural and Mechanical College Act, widely known today as the Morrill Act. The act was the culmination of work over many years by many legislators, notably the legislation’s author and chief sponsor, Justin Morrill of Vermont, who was one of the long-serving.Book TV Weekends on C-SPAN2; The Morrill Land Grant Act of Martin Jischke, who had been president of two land-grant universities, talked about the year history of land-grant.Signed by President Abraham Lincoln on July 2,and named for its greatest advocate, Representative Justin Morrill of Vermont, this act provided the first Federal support to higher education.

It distributed Federal land to states to sell, with the proceeds used to fund public colleges. These new land-grant institutions, which focused on agriculture and mechanic arts, opened up.