Given that the same info is in Wikipedia this is a bit over the top.
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Submitted by Lyle (United States), Sep 8, 2011 23:45
Wikipedia as well as books such as Empire Express and Nothing like it in the world deal with the railroad, Its well known to anyone who had us history that the homestead act went thru during lincoln's time in office (to some moderns its a welfare bill giving value away). The Morril act is well know to anyone who went to a land grant university.
So since the information is avalable from multiple sources, why cite the newest reference when there are gobs and gobs of older ones avalable. (Many of these facts exist in any high school US history book (at least the older ones). So to take what was taught in school and call it plagerism is a bit over the top. Note that speeches are not footnoted anyway. The facts are also in the national archives.
The unknown fact is that the Morril Act and the Homestead act were vetoed by our greatest failure as a president Buchanan. If you want an example of a wimp as president he is it.
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