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Unknown Proceedings in the Senate of the United States May 9, 12, 13, and 14, 1856, on the Iowa Land Bill, making a grant of lands to the State of Iowa, in alternate sections, to aid in the construction of railroads in said state

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC01265.06 Author/Creator: Unknown Place Written: Washington, D.C. Type: Pamphlet Date: 1856 Pagination: 47 p. ; 22 x 14 cm.

Summary of Content: Printed at the Congressional Globe Office. Begins with an introduction by Iowa Senator George Wallace Jones. Offers an account of the Senate debate on the passage of the Iowa land bill.

Background Information: The Iowa land bill granted land to the state of Iowa to assist in the construction of four railroad lines that would cross the state.

People: Jones, George Wallace, 1804-1896

Historical Era: National Expansion and Reform, 1815-1860

Subjects: RailroadInfrastructureLand TransactionWestward ExpansionLawCongressTransportation

Sub Era: Age of Jackson

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