Answer to trivia question for 6/5

Question: What land scandal involved the Mississippi area prior to its statehood?

Answer: The “Yazoo Land Scandal.” From 1794 to 1803, several Georgia governors and the Georgia Legislature sold large tracts of land in what is now Mississippi to political insiders at very low prices. The matter was fought in courts for more than a decade, with Georgia having to refund money to some purchasers. In 1803, Georgia ceded Mississippi lands to the federal government, along with the legal disputes.