The purpose of the third paragraph is to _________.

Highlight an example of the government increasing access to public education
Discuss initial technological advances in agriculture and mechanics
Outline the effects of the Morill Land- Grant Act on the United States economy
Explain the relationship between federal and state control of public universities
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The second paragraph of the passage talks about the how and why of the increasingly interest in public education that was displayed by the U.S government. When the following paragraph talks about the Morill Land Grant Act signed by President Lincoln, we realize that the entire paragraph supports the preceding one by providing an example. Option A best befits the context here. The other options are incorrect as the statements they make do not highlight the purpose of the third paragraph

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