Sunday, October 2, 2011

U.S. Federal Innovation 6/365: Land-Grant Colleges

Spurred by the development of polytechnic colleges in the eastern U.S., in 1862, Congress passed the Morrill Land-Grant Colleges Act, which provided large tracts of land for states to create public colleges that taught courses in military strategy, agriculture, and engineering. Many of the publicly funded research institutions in the United States are land-grant universities. The land-grant system spurred the rapid technological development of the U.S. by providing inexpensive access to technical education for millions of Americans. Source: Wikipedia.

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