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By David Carleton

Have you ever thought of the impression of a few of crucial federal schooling laws--the G.I. invoice of Rights, university mortgage courses, investment of black schools, institution lunch courses, production of Head commence, designated education schemes, bilingual schooling, and equivalent investment for ladies' athletics? This distinctive reference paintings offers an evidence and dialogue of every landmark legislations via the particular textual content of key passages of the legislation. Eighteen landmark legislation are lined, from the Land Ordinance of 1785, which put aside land within the western territories for the construction of faculties, to targets 2000: train the USA Act, invoice Clinton's formidable schedule for pupil schooling by means of the 12 months 2000.

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T h e surveyors. . shall p r o c e e d to divide the said territory into townships of 6 miles square. . T h e plats [maps] of the townships respectively, shall be marked by subdivisions into lots of o n e mile square . . a n d n u m b e r e d from 1 to 36. . T h e r e shall be reserved the lot No. 16, of every township, for the maint e n a n c e of public schools, within the said township. . D o n e by the U n i t e d States in Congress assembled, the 20th day of May, in the year of o u r Lord, 1785, a n d of our sovereignty and i n d e p e n d e n c e the n i n t h .

In 1782 and 1783, the so-called Army Plan and Financiers Plan were proposed, with the former e n d o r s e d by George Washington, the latter by Alexander Hamilton. Each, in its own way, called for the creation of a new state or states in the West a n d relied on Revolutionary War veterans as the core of new settler communities. 3 Congress then established a committee, h e a d e d by T h o m a s Jefferson, to address these issues; the work of this committee resulted in the adoption of the O r d i n a n c e of 1784.

T h e b u r e a u was i n t e n d e d to relieve occupying armies of these duties a n d deal with the problems in a m o r e concerted a n d comprehensive fashion. T h e F r e e d m e n ' s Bureau existed for only seven years, from 1865 to 1872, a n d the bulk of its work was completed by 1870. While it u n d e r t o o k actions across a whole spectrum of social problems, m u c h of the b u r e a u ' s most lasting work was in education. T h e b u r e a u was responsible for the creation of thousands of primary a n d secondary schools for blacks a n d a series of teacher-training schools to train black teachers all across the South.

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