Pre-Emption Distribution Act in US gives rights to squatters (39 words)

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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.

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Editors. "Pre-Emption Distribution Act in US gives rights to squatters". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 30 December 2011
[, accessed 24 January 2018.]

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