A History of the National Park Service: Through the Lens of Legislation

Jessica Boerner


Many are aware of the media blackout that happened earlier this year as President Donald Trump took office. While several governmental agencies where affected, the order given to the Department of Interior, which the National Park Service is under, sparked an unprecedented social media backlash. Social media accounts named Alt National Park Service started popping up on Twitter and Facebook. While there is some question as to whether these social media accounts were actually run by employees of the National Park Service, there is no question that the National Park Service suddenly became major conversation. Whether people saw this as an unwanted act of rebellion, or as the start of a resistance movement to stand behind, the National Park Service was being talked about by many people.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5860/dttp.v45i4.6566


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