1828 Resolution: The western states simply had enough. They banded together and sent petition after petition, resolution after resolution, and delegation after delegation to Congress. They complained:
(1) the federal government was not disposing of the federal lands as promised, but instead hoarding their abundant natural resources,
(2) they could not tax the federal lands to adequately fund education,
(3) they could not grow their economies, and
(4) the federal government was hoarding their abundant minerals and natural resources.
This was in 1828! What was true then for those states is now the challenge of our time.