To: HiTech RedNeck
Many of the Western states weren't allowed to have statehood unless they agreed to deed land to FedGov. Utah wasn't allowed statehood unless it incorporated non-polygamy.
In my book, that's duress.
And did the FedGov actually pay the states for the land?
Things were fast and loose back then.
That is completly backward, the land was owned by the united states and the state government was granted so much land when it became a state. Since the state did not exist it did not own jack. Where did you go to school?
Which states owned land in the United States before they were admitted to the Union?
Real quick ~ name them!
posted on 03/07/2012 6:21:31 AM PST
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