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National Parks Act of 1916/ Woodrow Wilson

  • 1913 Wilson signed an act to allow San Francisco to contrast a dam in Yosemite national Park and progressives opposed it.
  • CREATED THE NATIONAL PARK SYSTEM BASED ON THE PRESERVATIONIST PHILOSOPHY ... "LEAVE ONLY FOOTPRINTS, TAKE ONLY PHOTOGRAPHS"
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  • Congress set aside land for national parks Yellowstone (1872), Yosemite (1890), Sequoia and General Grant (1890), Mount Rainier (1899), Crater Lake (1902), Mesa Verde (1906), Glacier (1910), and Rocky Mountain (1915).

  • National parks all had different rules.
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  • National Parks act signed in 1916 to unify a set of rules for national parks throughout the country and persevere the natural beauty of the parks

  • Congress continued to add parks and today there are 383 parks.



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www.encyclopedia.com/doc/1G2-3407400222.html
http://www.nps.gov/legacy/legacy.html
http://www.enotes.com/major-acts-congress/national-park-service-act