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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.

/johnny

17 posted on 03/06/2012 8:03:09 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: JRandomFreeper

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?


24 posted on 03/06/2012 9:28:18 PM PST by org.whodat
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To: JRandomFreeper
Which states owned land in the United States before they were admitted to the Union?

Real quick ~ name them!

27 posted on 03/07/2012 6:21:31 AM PST by muawiyah
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