Social Studies

Question

Which term refers to the message fraud perpetrated by several georgia governors and the state legislature from 1795 to 1803 by selling large tracts of land to insiders at absurdly low prices?

2 Answer

  • Answer would be Yazoo Land Claims.

  • Answer:

    B. Yazoo Land Act

    Explanation:

    Until 1802, the western border of Georgia was the Mississippi River. Under the Yazoo Land Act, the Georgia government sought to sell off the land that now constitutes the states of Alabama and Mississippi. When the land sales began, it quickly grew into a massive fraud perpetrated by several Georgia governors and the state legislature by selling large tracts of land to insiders at absurdly low prices.

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