Building an Industry: The American Experiment in Mass Land Ownership

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September 9, 2020

“The American Experiment” can apply to more than the country’s democratic republic and outlook. The United States was the first broad experiment in the mass ownership of land by millions of individuals.

Formally Developing the U.S. with the Amazing U.S. Land Rush

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September 14, 2020

The grand experiment of land ownership by the masses had begun. While the task to define for ownership 1.8 billion acres of land was monumental, there was general consensus among the founders that private property was fundamental to this new country.

Establishing Infrastructure Beyond Access

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September 20, 2020

The amazing American land rush required access to the vast offerings across the contiguous United States, and the railroads combined with public policy incentives created this access. By such, the seeds of the real estate development industry were sowed, but the crop was far from ripe.Access put strangers together in new places with few rules of engagement.