The Antiquities Act
The Antiquities Act authorizes the president to designate national monuments on existing federal land. Since its enactment in 1906, it has been used to protect some of our nation's most iconic historical landmarks and natural landscapes, from the Grand Canyon in Arizona to the Stonewall Inn in New York City. Despite this historic function, Republicans are eager to dismantle and restrict the Antiquities Act. Check out the video to learn more.