Beginning in the Articles of Confederation period to the beginning of the Civil War, land was removed from the
public domain and transferred to private interests. Discuss land policy in this period (before the Homestead Act). What were the philosophical differences in land disposal between the Jeffersonian perspective and the Hamiltonian perspective? How did these perspectives change in relation to one another as the years passed? How did policymakers address the political relationship between citizens of the established states and settlers in the new territories?
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