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Name:Timiyah Smith-Washington Date:12/12 School:GSHS Facilitator:Susan Nelson 12.04 Morrill Act and Auburn Answer the questions in the grid. You may look at the links on the Task page to aid you in answering the questions. Questions Answers 1. The Act was passed by the U.S. Congress during the Civil War. Why did the state of Alabama wait until 1872 to take advantage of the Morrill Act? With the end of the Civil War, states of the former Confederacy could take advantage of the Morrill Act. In 1872, the state legislature accepted the offer of land and buildings of the Methodists' East Alabama Male College and established, with the Morrill Act endowment, what would become Auburn University. 2. Why did the Morrill Act endowments to the states vary in size? In 1890, a Second Morrill Act encouraged southern states to endow with federal funds agricultural and mechanical college for blacks—Alabama's share went to what is now the Alabama Agricultural & Mechanical University in Normal. Another congressional

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