Editors. "Pre-Emption Distribution Act in US gives rights to squatters". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 30 December 2011
[http://www.litencyc.com/php/stopics.php?rec=true&UID=18067, accessed 10 December 2013.]
The United States government passes the Pre-Emption Distribution Act, which allows squatters on government-owned lands to have the first chance to buy up to 160 acres of the land at a low price before it is offered to the public.