United States History Question of the Day

©Greg Feldmeth 2014

Morrill Act

Representative Justin Smith Morrill
(Source: Wikimedia Commons--public domain)

Question 131487

The Morrill Land Grand Act designated that federal lands should be used to

(A) encourage the building of a transcontinental railroad
(B) establish agricultural and mechanical colleges in states
(C) give settlers 160 acres of land to homestead
(D) establish state mental hospitals and sanitariums
(E) fund the Freedmen's Bureau to educate ex-slaves

Answer & Explanation

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