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Morrill Act of 1862

Morrill Act of 1862

The Morrill Act was a law passed by Congress to encourage agricultural and technical colleges in the states. With the notable exceptions of Cornell and MIT, almost all the beneficiary institutions were public.The first attempt to pass the act succeeded in Congress, but was vetoed by President Buchanan in 1861. Senator Morrill is also known for his sponsorship of the Morrill Tariff.

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Watch the video: Administration - Past: Brief Historical Context - The Morrill Land Grant Act 1862 and 1890 (January 2022).