Degree of Democracy- Sunday, April 14 at 4pm on WOSU TV

Vermont Congressman Justin Morrill(Photo: www.loc.gov)
Vermont Congressman Justin Morrill(Photo: www.loc.gov)

The documentary focuses on the impact of the Morrill Act, which celebrated its 150th anniversary in 2012.  The Morrill Act passed in 1862 was named after Vermont Congressman Justin Morrill.  The act established federal funding for higher education which created the land grant university system, leading to the development of  The Ohio State University. The  OSU history department has a nice web page dedicated to this important legislation; http://origins.osu.edu/article/1565/images/.

 

 

 

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