- Jul 28, 2019
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If they would have been treated a conquered lands then they could have been treated like territories for they would cease being states. It would go against the perpetual union argument of Lincolns...Legally it doesn't work that way. The lands were always part of their respective state and the United States. Once they are under US control all federal laws apply including restrictions in the US such has the federal government can not size any land other then eminent domain and then still has to pay fair market value for the land.