Yazoo Land Fraud

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jfloteaches
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Yazoo Land Fraud
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2010-11-19 09:16:17
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Yazoo Georgia History
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  1. When politicians accepted bribes to sell land in Georgia to land speculators for very low prices, this was called the ___________________.
    Yazoo Land Fraud
  2. At what price was the land sold to the speculators in the Yazoo Land Fraud?
    less than 2 cents per acre
  3. In the end, the ______________ government took over the land from Georgia.
    federal
  4. The "Fraud" portion of this scandal came about because the politicians accepted __________.
    bribes
  5. Some people who had purchased land from the speculators did not want their money back, they wanted to keep their land. These people went to __________ to try to keep their land.
    court
  6. Who finally settled the issues related to the Yazoo Land Fraud?
    the United States Supreme Court
  7. The Yazoo Land Fraud was the worst political ___________ in Georgia history at that time.
    scandal
  8. The Yazoo Act which caused the fraudulent sale of land to land speculators happened in ______.
    1795
  9. Why did Georgia want to sell land?
    To encourage population growth.
  10. Why would Georgia have wanted to expand their population in the 1790s?
    to increase their representatives in the House of Representatives

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