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  Incorporated territory - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
An incorporated territory of the United States is a specific area under the jurisdiction of the United States, over which the United States Congress has determined that the United States Constitution is to be applied to the territory's inhabitants in its entirety (e.
Incorporation as it applies to territories is regarded as a permanent condition.
Most of the historic territories of the United States, including all the ones that eventually became U.S. states, were incorporated organized territories, that is, incorporated territories for which Congress established a local civil government.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Incorporated_territory   (804 words)

 Unorganized territory - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Unorganized territories, as defined by the U.S. Census Bureau, occur in 10 minor civil division (MCD) states (Arkansas, Indiana, Iowa, Louisiana, Maine, Minnesota, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, and South Dakota) where portions of counties are not included in any legally established MCD or independent incorporated place.
In this sense, unorganized territories are lands possessed by the federal U.S. government but which are not within any of the states of the Union and have not been "organized" into self-governing units.
Currently, all federal unorganized territory is considered to be an Insular area, administered by the Office of Insular Affairs, U.S. Department of the Interior.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Unorganized_territory   (371 words)

 No. 01-0583
The petition in an incorporation action, however, is merely the first step in a long and arduous campaign to change the legal entity of the area under consideration.
All of the erroneously included territory was land annexed to the City or Village of Saukville, which one would reasonably understand was not included in the territory sought to be incorporated into a village.
4 The description defined the incorporated territory as including all of the Town of Port Washington that was not part of the City of Port Washington or the Village of Saukville.
www.wisbar.org /res/capp/2001/01-0583.htm   (1860 words)

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Previously, place boundaries were used to determine the urban and rural classification of territory outside of UAs; all incorporated places that had at least 2,500 people had all or part (based on the extended city criteria) of their population classified as urban.
Incorporated places in states with strict annexation laws are less likely to annex the densely settled areas that are adjacent to them.
Conversely, incorporated places and CDPs that have a population less than 2,500 may be classified wholly or partially as urban when the population outside the place is inside part of a qualifying UC that reaches the 2,500 population threshold.
www.census.gov /geo/www/ua/ua_crit.txt   (4458 words)

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Territory, population, and housing units not classified as urban constitute "rural." In the 100-percent data products, "rural" is divided into "places of less than 2,500" and "not in places." The "not in places" category comprises "rural" outside incorporated and census designated places and the rural portions of extended cities.
The urban fringe also includes outlying territory of such density if it was connected to the core of the contiguous area by road and is within 1 1/2 road miles of that core, or within 5 road miles of the core but separated by water or other undevelopable territory.
Other territory with a population density of fewer than 1,000 people per square mile is included in the urban fringe if it eliminates an enclave or closes an indentation in the boundary of the urbanized area.
www.census.gov /population/censusdata/urdef.txt   (879 words)

 GUILLERMO MOSCOSO, "INCORPORATION--TOO LITTLE, TOO LATE FOR P.R."   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
Incorporated territories are on the road to statehood after going through the experience of democratic self-government.
Going back to the incorporated status proposed for Puerto Rico leading to statehood, I strongly feel it should be rejected for Puerto Rico, as it could last for years, as was the case with Hawaii.
Incorporation, said Young, would give the U.S. territories "full constitutional rights, full self-government and guaranties of U.S. citizenship." Subsequently, in a revised resolution, incorporation was replaced by political integration, and other status options were added, such as free association and independence.
www.puertorico-herald.org /issues/1997-98misc/moscoso-19980806.shtml   (1012 words)

 Laws, Acts, and Legislation
OF AN INCORPORATION petition, the agent for the petitioners shall cause notice of the filing for incorporation, containing the substance of the petition and the date of filing, to be published in a newspaper of general circulation in the county, for a period of three consecutive weeks.
(b) The smaller portion of the unincorporated territory of the township is separated from the larger portion of the unincorporated territory of the township by one city, the majority of whose territory is located within the boundaries of the township with the unincorporated territory proposed to be incorporated.
The board may refer the description and the map or plat of the territory sought to be incorporated to the county engineer for a report on their accuracy, although failure of the engineer to make a timely report does not affect the jurisdiction or duty of the board to proceed.
www.legislature.state.oh.us /bills.cfm?ID=123_HB_796   (3227 words)

 United States - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
As new territories were being incorporated, the nation was divided over the issue of states' rights, the role of the federal government, and, by the 1820s, the expansion of slavery.
Additionally, the Philippine Islands were American territory from 1898 until 1935, when the United States established the Commonwealth of the Philippines as a transition between territorial status and full Philippine independence, which occurred in 1946.
Together with the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, each of these associated states were once part of the U.S.-administered UN Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands, which existed from 1947 until 1986 in the case of the Marshall Islands, the Northern Marianas, and the Federated States of Micronesia; Palau's trusteeship ended in 1994.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/United_States_of_America   (7640 words)

 GUILLERMO MOSCOSO, "INCORPORATION IS TOO LITTLE, TOO LATE FOR P.R."   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
For the benefit of those not familiar with "incorporated" and "unincorporated" territorial status, it is considered pertinent to first touch on what these terms mean.
Going back to the incorporated status proposed for Puerto Rico leading to statehood, the following cannot be overlooked in rejecting such a proposed pre-chamber to statehood status that could last for years, as was the case with Hawaii.
The idea of a pre-statehood step was to prepare an incorporated territory for statehood and subsequently prove to Congress its readiness and qualifications for statehood before admission to the union.
www.puertorico-herald.org /issues/1997-98misc/Moscoso-970404.shtml   (1048 words)

 United States - Facts, Information, and Encyclopedia Reference article
It is estimated that at least ten million lived in the territory now occupied by the U.S. before European contact, and the subsequent introduction of foreign diseases such as small pox that greatly diminished the native populations.
Furthermore, the national representation of territories and the federal district of Washington, DC in Congress is limited: residents of the District of Columbia are subject to federal laws and federal taxes but they have no voting rights.
The United States also holds several other territories, districts and possessions, notably the federal district of the District of Columbia, which is the nation's capital, and several overseas insular areas, the most significant of which are Puerto Rico, American Samoa, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, and the United States Virgin Islands.
www.startsurfing.com /encyclopedia/u/n/i/United_States_09d4.html   (5935 words)

 Encyclopedia :: encyclopedia : Incorporated territory   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
In contrast, an unincorporated territory is an area under U.S. jurisdiction, to which only certain "natural" protections (e.
In the contemporary sense, the term "incorporated territory" refers only to insular areas.
Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands (1947-1986) -- included the associated states listed above and the Northern Mariana Islands
www.hallencyclopedia.com /Incorporated_territory   (694 words)

 Mattox Opinion No. JM-591
The right of a home rule city to annex territory is derived from article XI, section 5, of the Texas Constitution, which grants plenary powers and limits the powers of home rule cities only to the extent that a power is inconsistent with the constitution or the laws enacted by the legislature.
A city, with its broad police powers, may overlap in the territory with a special purpose entity vested with limited powers even though some of their purposes are the same.
In 1985, chapter 93 of the Sixty-ninth Legislature gave the governing body of a city participation in the inclusion of territory in a proposed district or withdrawal of territory from an existing district.
www.oag.state.tx.us /opinions/op47mattox/jm-0591.htm   (1136 words)

 Taiwan Status   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
The territory was enemy territory in 1945, and thus a Japanese dependency.
It was the civil administration of the separate customs territories by USMG and after the Spanish cession in the 1898 Treaty of Paris; the Congress gained their plenary powers to determine the political status of these separate customs territories.
The Cuban experience was then repeated with the Wilsonian notions of Mandate Territories and inspirational inputs of Jan Smuts of the Union of South Africa in 1919 and the aftermath of the League of Nations.
www.geocities.com /taiwanstatus/taiwanstatus   (6602 words)

 Chapter 221 — Organization and Government of Cities
However, the Legislative Assembly does not intend that the incorporation of such territory affect the authority of special districts to enter into agreements with cities newly incorporated under ORS 199.476, 221.031, 221.040, 221.061, 221.106, 221.735 and this section for the performance of functions, services and activities by the district within the boundaries of the city.
The objections by the city to the incorporation shall be heard and considered by the county court at a public hearing held under ORS 221.040.
If any portion of the proposed incorporation of a city lies within another county or counties, then the notice shall be published in a newspaper of general circulation in each of the counties and in the same time and manner.
www.paperadvantage.org /ORS/221.html   (14385 words)

 Dorr v. United States
It is equally well settled that the United States may acquire territory in the exercise of the treaty-making power by direct cession as the result of war, and in making effectual the terms of peace; and for that purpose has the powers of other sovereign nations.
If it be ceded by the treaty, the acquisition is confirmed, and the ceded territory becomes a part of the nation to which it is annexed, either on the terms stipulated in the treaty of cession, or on such as its new master shall impose.
The same act which transfers their country transfers the allegiance of those who remain in it; and the law, which may be denominated political, is necessarily changed, although that which regulates the intercourse and general conduct of individuals remains in force until altered by the newly created power of the State.
www.tourolaw.edu /patch/Dorr   (2984 words)

 arizona mining history text file or pdf file
Incorporated in the territory of Arizona in 1900.
Gold Leaf MC, incorporated in Territory of Arizona c 1896-7, issued 1897 to Frank Stieber for 500 shares, signed by J. Rhomberg as president and R. Kunz as secretary.
Incorporated in the territory of Arizona in 1899.
holabird.org /americana2002/archive/auction12/textversion/ariz10.html   (16815 words)

 League of Wisconsin Municipalities   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
The clerk of the annexing municipality is required to certify to the secretary of state and record with the county register of deeds a legal description of the total boundaries of the city or village as they existed on December 1 of the year in which the alteration is made.
Section 66.024 does not apply to any territory located in an area for which the secretary of state issued a certificate of incorporation before February 24, 1959, even if the territory's incorporation is later held to be invalid by a court.
The ordinance operates to annex the territory to the municipality upon the filing of six certified copies of the ordinance in the secretary of state's office, together with six copies of a plat showing the boundaries of the territory annexed.
www.lwm-info.org /publications/samples/sampleannexation.html   (7208 words)

Upon filing any such petition, in the office of the circuit clerk of the county in which such petition is made, the court shall consider the boundaries of any such proposed cemetery maintenance district whether the same shall be those stated in the petition or otherwise.
After such determination by the court the same shall be incorporated in an order which shall be filed in the records of the court.
The Board of trustees may levy taxes for corporate purposes upon all taxable property within the territorial limits of such cemetery maintenance district, the aggregate amount of which for each year shall not exceed.06% of value of such property, as equalized or assessed by the Department of Revenue.
ilga.gov /legislation/ilcs/ilcs3.asp?ActID=826&ChapAct=70 ILCS&...   (931 words)

 United States - Voyager, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
It is estimated that 2-9 million people lived in the territory now occupied by the U.S. before European contact, and the subsequent introduction of foreign diseases such as small pox that greatly diminished the native populations.
Furthermore, the national representation of territories and the federal district of Washington, DC in Congress is limited: residents of the District of Columbia are subject to federal laws and federal taxes but their only Congressional representative is a non-voting delegate.
To link its vast territory, the United States built a network of high-capacity, high-speed highways, of which the most important element is the Interstate Highway system, commissioned in the 1950s by President Dwight D. Eisenhower and modeled after the German Autobahn.
www.voyager.in /United_States   (6785 words)

 US Possessions & Territories - Immigration Issues
But citizens of US Territories and Possessions may satisfy the entire period of physical presence and continuous residence by counting the period that they lived in the territory or possession.
Incorporated Territories: A territory having all of the specific rights of the US Constitution and eligible to apply for statehood.
Territory is a general term for a region under the general authority of the United States, but with its own local laws.
www.usvisa-law.com /us.htm   (402 words)

 AlignStar Territory Design Software: Analyze, Optimize, Align and Realign Your Sales Territories
It combines specialized features used in designing territories together with a database, mapping technology, reports, drive time information, territory analysis and state of the art optimization algorithms.
Territories were designed more than 3 years ago and have not been reviewed since.
Territory design was based on sales history rather than workload, market potential.
www.alignstar.com   (1303 words)

 Measure P: Incorporation - El Dorado County, CA
The incorporation is subject to the terms and conditions in the El Dorado County Local Agency Formation Commission's ("LAFCo") resolution of approval which are set forth in the Ballot Measure included in the ballot materials.
A resolution of application for the proposed incorporation of certain territory in the County of El Dorado was heretofore filed with the Executive Officer of the Local Agency Formation Commission pursuant to the Cortese-Knox-Hertzberg Local Government Reorganization Act, commencing with Section 56000, et seq.
Within 60 days of the effective date of incorporation, all assets, funds, obligations and responsibilities associated with the RIF shall be transferred to and assumed by the City, with the exception of funds required per section b.
www.smartvoter.org /2005/11/08/ca/ed/meas/P   (7409 words)

 Opinion #6371
Thereafter an election may be called by the board of trustees or board of directors within the territory to be affected for the purpose of determining whether the entire territory comprising the subdivisions or parts of subdivisions affected should become entirely incorporated.'
'For the purpose of such election all freeholders who have resided week-ends in the territory to be affected for a period 1 month prior to such election and who are qualified voters in any voting precinct of the state of Michigan at general elections, are qualified voters for the purpose of this act.'
If a territory is so incorporated, the jurisdiction of the corporation extends over the entire territory so affected, despite the fact that all of the owners thereof may not have voluntarily associated themselves with the corporation.
www.ag.state.mi.us /opinion/datafiles/1980s/op06371.htm   (616 words)

 Unincorporated Territory
So-called "unincorporated territory," however, is an area over which the Constitution has not been expressly and fully extended by the Congress within the meaning of Article IV, Section 3.
The recognition of the existence of "unincorporated territory" was determined by the US Supreme Court after the Spanish American War.
As the name indicates, unincorporated territory is an overseas territorial status.
www.taiwanadvice.com /uninc_terr.htm   (637 words)

 Territory Incorporated - Real Estate & Development
Sturm provides support to Territory Incorporated with his immense negotiation skills, development and financing expertise.
He has participated in the development of office and retail centers, as well as residential and master-planned communities through the varying roles of owner, investor, attorney and developer.
Weimer joined Territory, Inc. as an Executive Administrative Assistant to the Partner, CEO and President and General Counsel in October 2005.
www.territoryinc.com /aboutus_executive.htm   (455 words)

 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
It involved the constitutionality of the license laws in Alaska, and whether Alaska was a Territory was the identical question in that case.
The Supreme Court of the United States, on appeal, held that it was one of the organized Territories of the United States.
In the Easmussen case the question was the constitutionality of the jury law, and again the Supreme Court held that Alaska was an organized and an incorporated Territory.
memory.loc.gov /service/gc/gcmisc/mtfgc/1011/0840085.txt   (516 words)

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