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date: 22 May 2024

Land Policy, Federal. 

The Oxford Companion to United States History
Donald WorsterDonald Worster

In a country where private property is a sacred ideal, the federal government has, ironically, always been the nation's largest landowner. Following the lead of European imperialism, the United States through purchase, negotiation, treaty, and war acquired a vast territory from France, Spain, England, Mexico, Russia, and Native Americans. The ... ...

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