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 Morrill Land-Grant Colleges Act - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
National Association of State Universities and Land-Grant Colleges
Source: National Association of State Universities and Land-Grant Colleges [1]
Under the act, each eligible state received a total of 30,000 acres (121 kmĀ²) of federal land, either within or contiguous to its boundaries, for each member of congress the state had as of the census of 1860.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Morrill_Land-Grant_Colleges_Act   (413 words)

  
 Colleges of Agriculture at the Land Grant Universities
Colleges of Agriculture at the Land Grant Universities
Colleges of Agriculture at the Land Grant Universities:
Colleges are responding to critics and developing courses that address issues of sustainability and stewardship of the environment; and ethics and social policy are increasingly elements of the colleges' courses (Townsend and Kunkel, 1996).
www.nap.edu /readingroom/books/landgrant/chap3.html   (10136 words)

  
 Land grant
And then you have the old land grant institutions, almost all of which had become full-fledged universities, which are intended increasingly to provide the kind of transition from the working class and from the farm into the middle class for people whose families had not had that background.
And one of the things that Morrill very much wanted to do was promote the idea of land grant institutions, as he came to describe them.
Why did Michigan Agricultural College broaden its course offerings and become Michigan State University?
www.msu.edu /~simonsjo/history/edisonhistory/landgrant/template2.html   (777 words)

  
 Shrine to Justin Smith Morrill
A review of legislation and mission of the land-grant colleges; the introductory bulletin to a series of five that comprises the various branches of knowledge as treated in the land-grant institutions.
This page is devoted to Justin Smith Morrill, the congressman from Vermont who was responsible for passage of the Morrill Land-Grant College Act of 1862.
He believed that a portion of those lands or the revenue derived from their sale should be distributed among all the states of the Union and dedicated to the instruction of the youth in scientific agriculture for the promotion of that great interest which is the foundation of our national prosperity.
www.ndsu.nodak.edu /instruct/isern/morrill.htm   (1335 words)

  
 Our Documents - Morrill Act (1862)
The Morrill Act committed the Federal Government to grant each state 30,000 acres of public land issued in the form of “land scrip” certificates for each of its Representatives and Senators in Congress.
Land was the key to the Federal Government’s early involvement, for this was the most readily available resource in the unopened continent.
As public lands were surveyed into 6-mile square townships, a 1-square-mile section in each township was reserved for the support of public schools.
www.ourdocuments.gov /doc.php?flash=true&doc=33   (484 words)

  
 land.htm
In November, the board of the National Association of State Universities and Land-Grant Colleges, which had strongly endorsed the campaign, voted to admit AIHEC as a system member of the association with one representative as a member of NASULGC's Council of Presidents.
A land-grant college or university is an institution that has been designated by its state legislature or Congress to receive the benefits of the Morrill Acts of 1862 and 1890.
The University of the District of Columbia, arguing that it was "the last substantial area in the nation without the services of a land-grant college," received land-grant status and a $7.24 million endowment in lieu of a land grant in 1967.
www.wvu.edu /~exten/about/land.htm   (3169 words)

  
 land-grant colleges - Search Results - MSN Encarta
Land-Grant Colleges, institutions of higher education established in the United States under the provisions of the Morrill Acts (also known as...
Colleges and Universities: History : Land-Grant Colleges
By the mid-19th century, many public leaders expressed dissatisfaction with the classical liberal arts curriculum taught at most American colleges...
encarta.msn.com /land-grant_colleges.html   (152 words)

  
 In Fulfillment of a Dream - African-Americans at Texas A&M University
Texas Legislature passed act to apportion funds under Morrill Land-Grant Act, three-fourths to A&M and one-fourth to PV; not the one-third originally allocated by Governor Ross.
Bi-Racial Conference on Negro Education released study, The Senior Colleges for Negroes in Texas, acknowledging lack of professional and graduate education for African-Americans in Texas, and that PV was inadequately funded.
Passage of 1964 Civil Rights Act and its Assurance of Compliance with Title VI of that act brought an end to the era of segregation in Southern higher education.
library.tamu.edu /cushing/onlinex/africanamerican/chronology   (1838 words)

  
 acalog™ ACMS: Facilities
Morrill Hall—Constructed in 1962, this building was named in memory of U.S. Senator Justin Morrill from Vermont, author of the Morrill Land Grant Colleges Act of 1861.
Hartness Library—Located in the heart of the Randolph Center campus, the library is the administrative and service center of the Vermont Community and Technical Colleges Library, serving the communities of Vermont Tech and the Community College of Vermont.
The building was named in memory of the late Maurice Keenan, a member of Vermont State Colleges Board of Trustees until his death in 1965.
catalog.vtc.edu /content.php?catoid=10&navoid=179   (1792 words)

  
 Glossary of Terms for the Land-Grant System and Related Organizations
NASULGC (National Association of State Universities and Land-Grant Colleges) - a higher education association whose membership comprises 192 major U. public research universities, including all U. land-grant institutions.
The Justin Morrill Land-Grant Act of 1862 which provided federal support in the form of a grant of federal lands to any state or territory which agreed to establish a public institution for the teaching of agriculture and the mechanical arts, and promote liberal and practical education.
The Justin Morrill Land-Grant Act of 1890 which provided for federal support for the establishment of institutions, primarily for agricultural education of Blacks, in the then-segregated Southern states.
www.escop.msstate.edu /archive/orientation/glossary.htm   (1012 words)

  
 NCPA - Education - Land Grant Colleges Search For Funds
But the nation's 105 land-grant colleges or universities are currently feeling the cold wind of tight state budgets and are not receiving the funds to which they feel entitled.
NCPA - Education - Land Grant Colleges Search For Funds
It granted 30,000 acres of federal land to each state for each of its members of Congress, which was to be used to build universities and establish an endowment for them.
www.ncpa.org /pi/edu/pd070501f.html   (217 words)

  
 United States Laws
Morrill Land Grant Colleges Act - 1862- Gave each state proceeds from sale of 30,000 acres of public land for each member it had in Congress.
Emergency Quota Act - 1921 - Congress limited the number of immigrants who could be admitted from any country to 3 of the number of person from that country who were living in the U.S. in 1910, according to Census figures.
Immigration Act Basic Law - 1924- Congress limited the number of immigrants who could be admitted from any country to 2% of the number of person from that country who were Living in the U.S. in 1890 thus restricting Southern and Eastern Europeans.
www.faqt.org /Qhoo/United_States_Laws.html   (3339 words)

  
 The Morrill Act and the Land-Grant Colleges
The original Morrill Act was supplemented through the years to provide additional funding for the land-grant institutions.
The Land-Grant College Act of 1862, introduced by Justin Smith Morrill of Vermont, provided funding for institutions of higher learning in each state.
Some states were able to hold their allotment for several years and sell at a much higher price (the land allotted to Cornell University was eventually sold for over $5.50 per acre).
www.uky.edu /CampusGuide/land-grant.html   (191 words)

  
 BACKGROUNDER ON THE MORRILL ACT
Over seventy "land grant" colleges, as they came to be known, were established under the original Morrill Act; a second act in 1890 extended the land grant provisions to the sixteen southern states.
The importance of the land grant colleges cannot be exaggerated.
Sponsored by Congressman Justin Morrill of Vermont, who had been pressing for it since 1857, the act gave to every state that had remained in the Union a grant of 30,000 acres of public land for every member of its congressional delegation.
usinfo.state.gov /usa/infousa/facts/democrac/27.htm   (454 words)

  
 morrill.html
The land was then to be sold and the money from the sale of the land was to be put in an endowment fund which would provide support for the colleges in each of the states.
The land-grant act was introduced by a congressman from Vermont named Justin Smith Morrill.
The grant was originally set up to establish institutions is each state that would educate people in agriculture, home economics, mechanical arts, and other professions that were practical at the time.
www.nd.edu /~rbarger/www7/morrill.html   (390 words)

  
 election of 1860, republican party, morrill land grant act, alexander stephens
of 1862 provided land grants to the states for the founding of colleges to teach "agriculture and the mechanical arts." It was first introduced to Congress in 1857 by Justin Morrill, a Vermont Whig (later Republican).
Morrill was convinced existing colleges failed to provide practical education for the nation's farmers and workers.
Funds from the sale of these lands were to be used as a permanent endowment for "at least one college where the leading object shall be, without excluding other scientific and classical studies.
www.owlnet.rice.edu /~mwfriedm/terms/karen13.html   (891 words)

  
 Our Documents - Home
Acting under the instruction of the Virginia Convention, Richard Henry Lee on June 7, 1776, introduced a resolution in the Second Continental Congress proposing independence for the colonies.
The Lee Resolution contained three parts: a declaration of independence, a call to form foreign alliances, and "a plan for confederation." The document that is included on page 22 is the complete resolution in Richard Henry Lee's handwriting.
www.ourdocuments.gov /doc.php?flash=true&doc=33   (298 words)

  
 morrill.htm
Many argued for the monies to go to one of Virginia's existing schools of higher education; VMI and the University of Virginia were among the leading candidates.
Each state was given 30,000 acres of land for each senator and representative in Congress the state was eligible for under the census of 1860.
In Virginia's case, it was entitled to 2 senators and 8 representatives by that measure, and so received 300,000 acres of public land for the Act's purposes.
spec.lib.vt.edu /archives/125th/document/morrill.htm   (394 words)

  
 CSREES - USDA - News - Justin Smith Morrill Lecture
The Morrill Land Grant Act was a very powerful, indeed revolutionary, set of new and distinctive ideas that first challenged and then changed the entire concept of higher education in our nation.
I have spent 45 years in higher education: first as a student, next as a faculty member and now as a university president.
It was not the Morrill Act of 1862 alone that brought sweeping change to the American educational landscape.
www.csrees.usda.gov /newsroom/speeches/04morrill.html   (3597 words)

  
 1862
July 2 - U.S. President Abraham Lincoln signs the Morrill Land Grant Act into law, creating land-grant colleges to teach agricultural and mechanical sciences across the United States.
The United States passes the Morrill Land-Grant Colleges Act
December 31 - American Civil War: Abraham Lincoln signs an act that admits West Virginia to the Union (thus dividing Virginia in two).
www.worldslastchance.com /encyclopedia/index.php/1862   (1869 words)

  
 Morrill Land Grant article
Passage of the Morrill Land-Grant Act of July 1862 had major repercussions as far as the future of public education in the United States was concerned.
The College of Agriculture of the University of Kentucky: Early and Middle Years: 1865-1951.
Athenton, George W. The Legislative Career of Justin S. Morrill: an Address Delivered at New Haven, Connecticut, November 14, 1900, at the Request of the Executive Committee of the American Association of Agricultural Colleges and Experiment Stations.
www.uky.edu /Libraries/Special/uarp/UA/UKhist/UKencycl/Morrill.htm   (691 words)

  
 UAF: A Land, Sea and Space Grant Institution
The University of Alaska was granted Sea Grant college status in 1980.
The National Sea Grant College Program Act of 1966 provided the foundation for universities to establish programs in research, education and outreach to develop wise use and conservation of America's marine and coastal resources.
The Alaska Sea Grant College Program, hosted by UAF, is part of a national network of Sea Grant colleges located on both coasts in each Great Lakes state and Puerto Rico.
www.uaf.edu /uaf/about/grants.html   (335 words)

  
 MetroNews--History & 1890 Land-Grant Institutions
Justin Smith Morrill (1810-1898) is the Vermont senator credited for the legislation that led to the establishment of land-grant colleges and universities.
The name "land-grant" was coined because the institutions were established with funds from the sale of land granted to each state by the federal government.
Then in 1861 under a different presidential administration, Morrill introduced another land-grant bill that would grant 30,000 acres to each senator and representative with an added twist.
www.aces.edu /urban/metronews/vol1no5/history.html   (767 words)

  
 land-grant colleges and universities. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
Because of the Morrill Act’s stress on the practical arts, the land-grant system has come to include most of the nation’s agricultural colleges and a large number of its engineering schools.
U.S. institutions benefiting from the provisions of the Morrill Act (1862), which gave to the states federal lands for the establishment of colleges offering programs in agriculture, engineering, and home economics as well as in the traditional academic subjects.
Another provision of the Morrill Act called for the establishment of a military training program, now part of the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC), at every land-grant college.
www.bartleby.com /65/la/landgran.html   (263 words)

  
 Curriculum Materials
I soon noticed (first) that large grants of lands were made for educational as well as for other purposes, and that the older States [states in the East] were receiving little benefit from this large common property.
Other historians believe the real "father" of the Morrill Act was Jonathan Baldwin Turner, who graduated from Yale University and taught at Illinois College in Jacksonville, Illinois.
And be it further enacted, That land scrip [paper tokens] issued under the provisions of this act shall not be subject to location until after the first day of January, one thousand eight hundred and sixty-three.
www.lib.niu.edu /ipo/1998/iht519842cm.html   (3706 words)

  
 Justin S. Morrill--Father of the Land-Grant Colleges: A Book Review
Justin S. Morrill--Father of the Land-Grant Colleges: A Book Review
While the USDA building in Washington, D.C. has the Seaman A. Knapp Arch, numerous Land Grant Universities have buildings named after Morrill, who, as many recall, was the driving force behind both the 1862 and 1890 legislation creating the Land Grant Universities in every state.
Cross helps us understand that, while considered the greatest education legislation in U.S. history, passage of Morrill's College Land Bill was far from certain and deeply controversial.
www.joe.org /joe/2000october/tt1.html   (931 words)

  
 1862 Land Grant Colleges and Universities Analysis Products State of the Land NRCS
This map shows the names and locations of the Land Grant Universities and Colleges recognized by the Morrill Act of 1862.
The names of the universities and colleges are hyperlinked to the respective institution's web page if one was available.
The College of Micronesia is not shown in its correct geographic location.
www.nrcs.usda.gov /technical/land/meta/m2784.html   (133 words)

  
 Find in a Library: The origin of the Land grant act of 1862 (the so-called Morrill act) and some account of its author, Jonathan B. Turner
The origin of the Land grant act of 1862 (the so-called Morrill act) and some account of its author, Jonathan B. Turner
Find in a Library: The origin of the Land grant act of 1862 (the so-called Morrill act) and some account of its author, Jonathan B. Turner
WorldCat is provided by OCLC Online Computer Library Center, Inc. on behalf of its member libraries.
worldcatlibraries.org /wcpa/ow/d1c2951b8f1708d1a19afeb4da09e526.html   (105 words)

  
 land grant colleges
The land grant colleges were created by the Morrill Act of 1862.
This combination of liberal arts and practical application created the land grant college ideal.
This Act proposed the sale of public land to finance the establishment of at least one college in each state to teach agriculture and mechanic arts in addition to other scientific and classical studies.
www.webref.org /sociology/l/land_grant_colleges.htm   (127 words)

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