Congressional Act of 1841

Congressional Act of 1841

The Congressional Act asked for funding for schools and saved excess funds for future use.  It was ultimately considered null and void by legislation, but sparked the first movement in legislature for advancement in education.


“Providing for each new state that number of acres for internal improvement purposes, should be used for the support of public schools; that the proceeds from the sale of this land and of all land coming in any manner from the United States government, should be and remain a perpetual common school fund, and the interest thereon be inviolably appropriated for that purpose”

(7, Ferrier)