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Unformatted text preview: government Can only purchase land from the federal government Private ownership was a proven system Many people settled on land before the government surveyed Process by which people become a state? 36 sq miles per township enabling act- federal government can give the land to the states (grant land to states), but only under certain circumstances preemption law- squatters have the right warrant- allows veterans to claim lands due to military service (IOU payable in land)...
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- Fall '08