Public domain (land)

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Public domain land is land that cannot be sold because it legally belongs to the citizenry.wikipedia
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General Land Office

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For most of the nation's early history, the federal government sought to promote settlement of the expanding frontier by deeding the public domain to states and private interests through the auspices of the General Land Office. The Bureau of Land Management grew from the older General Land Office and now controls public domain land.
The General Land Office (GLO) was an independent agency of the United States government responsible for public domain lands in the United States.

Public land

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In Portugal the land owned by the State, by the two autonomous regions (Azores and Madeira) and by the local governments (municipalities (Portuguese: municípios) and freguesias) can be of two types: public domain (Portuguese: domínio público) and private domain (Portuguese: domínio privado).

General Mining Act of 1872

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The mining law opens up land in the public domain, that is, federal land that has been owned by the federal government since it became part of the United States, and that has never been set aside for a specific use.

United States

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Public domain land in the United States is land that has belonged to the federal government since the 13 original colonies bought or took them from indigenous tribes or from other countries, and have not been dedicated to a specific use.

Tribe (Native American)

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Public domain land in the United States is land that has belonged to the federal government since the 13 original colonies bought or took them from indigenous tribes or from other countries, and have not been dedicated to a specific use.

Federal government of the United States

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For most of the nation's early history, the federal government sought to promote settlement of the expanding frontier by deeding the public domain to states and private interests through the auspices of the General Land Office.

Homestead Acts

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The authority for this came under laws such as the Homestead Act, the Timber and Stone Act, and the Morrill Act.

Timber and Stone Act

Timber and Stone Lands
The authority for this came under laws such as the Homestead Act, the Timber and Stone Act, and the Morrill Act.

Morrill Land-Grant Acts

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The authority for this came under laws such as the Homestead Act, the Timber and Stone Act, and the Morrill Act.

Northwest Territory

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Creation of the first public domain of the United States, the Northwest Territory, began an epoch in American political history.

Epoch

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Creation of the first public domain of the United States, the Northwest Territory, began an epoch in American political history.

Internal improvements

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Its subsequent expansion, the mode of its administration, legislation for its government, its relation to constitutional questions, the diplomacy and politics involved in its acquisition, its international boundary questions, the enactment of settlement laws, the attraction of immigrants and growth of population, internal improvements and increased facilities of transportation, the discovery of precious metals, and other topics of interest might be cited here in connection with the public domain.

American Revolutionary War

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During the American Revolutionary War, Congress spent vast sums and the nation was in debt.

Land Ordinance of 1785

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The Land Act of 1785 gave land warrants to the soldiers to fulfill the promise.

Bureau of Land Management

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The Bureau of Land Management grew from the older General Land Office and now controls public domain land.

Public art

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Public art is art in any media that has been planned and executed with the intention of being staged in the physical public domain, usually outside and accessible to all.

List of Commissioners of the General Land Office

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The General Land Office was an independent agency of the United States government responsible for public domain lands in the United States.

Newlands Reclamation Act

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The act set aside money from sales of semi-arid public lands for the construction and maintenance of irrigation projects.

City

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These include privately owned spaces open to the public as well as forms of public land such as public domain and the commons.

Monmouth University

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Wilson Hall became municipal property during the Great Depression and until Monmouth University acquired ownership, it was home to Highland Manor Junior College, a private girls' school.

Preemption (land)

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Preemption was a term used in the nineteenth century to refer to a settler's right to purchase public land at a federally set minimum price; it was a right of first refusal.

Land Act of 1820

51, ), enacted April 24, 1820, is the United States federal law that ended the ability to purchase the United States' public domain lands on a credit or installment system over four years, as previously established.

Kaibab National Forest

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The North Kaibab Ranger District was part of the lands withdrawn from the public domain in 1893 and included in the Grand Canyon Forest Reserve.