Fletcher V. Peck

Fletcher V. Peck

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Fletcher v. Peck, 10 U.S. 87, was a landmark United States Supreme Court decision. The first case in which the Supreme Court ruled a state law unconstitutional, the decision also helped create a growing precedent for the sanctity of legal contracts, and hinted that Native Americans did not hold title to their own lands. Following the Treaty of Paris ending the American Revolution, Georgia claimed possession of the Yazoo lands, a 35-million-acre region of the Indian Reserve west of its own territory. This land later became the states of Alabama and Mississippi. In 1795, the Georgia legislature divided the area into four tracts. The state then sold the tracts to four separate land development companies for a modest total price of $500,000, i.e. about 1.4 cents per acre, a good deal even at 1790s prices
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  • Paperback | 148 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 9mm | 227g
  • United States
  • English
  • 6134947679
  • 9786134947671