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Land Grant

A conveyance of public property to a subordinate government or corporation; a muniment of title issued by a state or government for the donation of some part of the public domain.

A land grant, also known as land patent, was made by the U.S. government in 1862, upon its grant to the several states of 30,000 acres of land for each of its senators and representatives serving in Congress. The lands were subsequently sold by the states and, through the proceeds, colleges were established and maintained. Such colleges, which are devoted mainly to teaching agricultural subjects and engineering, are known as land grant colleges.

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Educated at the Iowa Agricultural College, one of the premier landgrant schools in the nation at the time, Carver had studied under two future secretaries of agriculture in James Wilson and Henry C.
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Lucas attributes the existence of most state universities to the federal landgrant policies, suggesting that these policies provided a "stimulus for the founding of state colleges" (1994, 147), a sentiment shared by Tewksbury (1932).
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