What is Federal Land?

  • Published on Nov 26, 2018
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Comments • 8 372

  • Spaceinvoider
    Spaceinvoider 24 minutes ago


  • Leo Warren
    Leo Warren Day ago

    What is that 'in general' symbol called?

  • OrangeLake 55488

    CGP Grey: The *Wester* we go, the *Federaler* the land
    also me: *calls Grammar Police*

  • something
    something Day ago

    i cant wait for states to start becoming independent

  • Elyx Shadow
    Elyx Shadow 2 days ago

    Oh cool you play MTG?

  • Ornithocowian King
    Ornithocowian King 3 days ago

    America to the West: Hippity hoppity your state is my property

  • Reese Parker
    Reese Parker 4 days ago

    Once I was in Yellowstone and got too close to a bison and a lady yelled at me
    The end

  • TheOneTrueDemoknight

    I’ve been to Nevada. Other than the mountains, it’s just desert. Miles and miles of desert.

  • John Joiner
    John Joiner 7 days ago

    What is federal land?
    Any answer other than a massive sin and unconstitutional is wrong

  • - S C R E E C H -
    - S C R E E C H - 8 days ago


  • arcader dude
    arcader dude 8 days ago +1

    Me: Eh where you from
    Person: America
    Me: What state
    American: America
    Me: I am Canadian but I know America is not a state
    American: I live in the USA but not a state
    Me: No you don't
    American: Its federal land
    Me: Whats that

    • arcader dude
      arcader dude 6 days ago +1

      @zachattack12 oh ouef

    • zachattack12
      zachattack12 7 days ago +1

      arcader dude 😐 citizens can’t own property on federal land

  • Taylor Ford
    Taylor Ford 9 days ago

    Can you link the maps of federal land you used?

  • Corbin Forste
    Corbin Forste 9 days ago


  • Moshe Hefetz
    Moshe Hefetz 9 days ago

    I love the subtle MTG references

  • Cloyd Sangalang
    Cloyd Sangalang 9 days ago

    Suck u merica

  • Steven Aziz
    Steven Aziz 10 days ago +1

    Absolutely loved this, especially the part where we see the holes left in Nevada‘s land because of Federal nuclear testing 😂

  • Killercat12
    Killercat12 10 days ago


  • Ayden Hall
    Ayden Hall 10 days ago

    Texas has all our land

  • Dat Gamer BRUH
    Dat Gamer BRUH 10 days ago

    I started thinking about Captain America when I saw your personification of America

  • T-Rex Hunter
    T-Rex Hunter 11 days ago +1

    Like the magic the gathering motifs as land is land cards.

  • E3ECO
    E3ECO 11 days ago

    In fairness, the feds bought the Louisiana Purchase and Alaska and won the war with Mexico, so it is their land. They gave some of it to the states, but it's fair that they kept what they spent so much to acquire.

  • Handsy Boy Tom Henniker
    Handsy Boy Tom Henniker 12 days ago +1

    Nevada: The Swiss Cheese State!

    • TheTwilightGamer
      TheTwilightGamer 10 days ago

      More like Western America: the swiss cheese nation!

  • Halen Hoerth
    Halen Hoerth 12 days ago +1

    Learn to say Nevada right

  • Nolmart Maridor Gimeno

    Omg you actually told the story for another time!

  • Henry Horne
    Henry Horne 14 days ago

    Where da reservations video at tho

  • Tommy Gall
    Tommy Gall 14 days ago

    Please. Please. Pretty pretty please say Nevada right. Thanks
    -All of Nevada

  • Fake Name
    Fake Name 14 days ago +1

    Is the liberty island a temple of the false god?

  • Andrea S
    Andrea S 14 days ago

    its not nevOda. its nevÆda. like in the words trap

  • The Daring Cookie
    The Daring Cookie 15 days ago

    I am learning so much from your videos thank you for these fantastic wonderful lessons you share for us all!

  • KJ _1ztheWORST
    KJ _1ztheWORST 15 days ago

    NE gang

  • Tyson Rosemeyer
    Tyson Rosemeyer 15 days ago

    did he use mana from mtg

  • luppin tree
    luppin tree 16 days ago


  • Truman Widing's Main Account

    My House Is So Close To Federal Land!

  • Old Time Farm Boy
    Old Time Farm Boy 17 days ago

    What land does the Constitution authorize the federal government to own?

    Article 1.
    Section 8.
    "To exercise exclusive Legislation in all Cases whatsoever, over such District (not exceeding ten Miles square) as may, by Cession of particular States, and the Acceptance of Congress, become the Seat of the Government of the United States, and to exercise like Authority over all Places purchased by the Consent of the Legislature of the State in which the Same shall be, for the Erection of Forts, Magazines, Arsenals, dock-Yards, and other needful Buildings;..."

    • Old Time Farm Boy
      Old Time Farm Boy 17 days ago

      Marbury v. Madison (1803)
      It is, then, the opinion of the Court (Chief Justice Marshall) [that Marbury has a] right to the commission; a refusal to deliver which is a plain violation of that right, for which the laws of his country afford him a remedy.
      The question, whether an act, repugnant to the constitution, can become the law of the land, is a question deeply interesting to the United States; but happily, not of an intricacy proportioned to its interest. It seems only necessary to recognize certain principles, supposed to have been long and well established, to decide it.
      That the people have an original right to establish, for their future government, such principles as, in their opinion, shall most conduce to their own happiness, is the basis on which the whole American fabric has been erected. The exercise of this original right is a very great exertion; nor can it, nor ought it, to be frequently repeated. The principles, therefore, so established, are deemed fundamental. And as the authority from which they proceed is supreme, and can seldom act, they are designed to be permanent.
      This original and supreme will organizes the government, and assigns to different departments their respective powers. It may either stop here, or establish certain limits not to be transcended by those departments.
      The government of the United States is of the latter description. The powers of the legislature are defined and limited; and that those limits may not be mistaken, or forgotten, the constitution is written. To what purpose are powers limited, and to what purpose is that limitation committed to writing, if these limits may, at any time, be passed by those intended to be restrained? The distinction between a government with limited and unlimited powers is abolished, if those limits do not confine the persons on whom they are imposed, and if acts prohibited and acts allowed, are of equal obligation. It is a proposition too plain to be contested, that the constitution controls any legislative act repugnant to it; or, that the legislature may alter the constitution by an ordinary act.
      Between these alternatives there is no middle ground. The constitution is either a superior, paramount law, unchangeable by ordinary means, or it is on a level with ordinary legislative acts, and, like other acts, is alterable when the legislature shall please to alter it.
      If the former part of the alternative be true, then a legislative act contrary to the constitution is not law: if the latter part be true, then written constitutions are absurd attempts, on the part of the people, to limit a power in its own nature illimitable.
      Certainly all those who have framed written constitutions contemplate them as forming the fundamental and paramount law of the nation, and consequently, the theory of every such government must be, that an act of the legislature, repugnant to the constitution, is void.
      It is also not entirely unworthy of observation that in declaring what shall be the supreme law of the land, the constitution itself is first mentioned; and not the laws of the United States generally, but those only which shall be made in pursuance of the constitution, have that rank.
      Thus, the particular phraseology of the constitution of the United States confirms and strengthens the principle, supposed to be essential to all written constitutions, that a law repugnant to the constitution is void; and that courts, as well as other departments, are bound by that instrument.

  • Tyler Horton
    Tyler Horton 17 days ago

    Is CGP Grey the same guy as ZeFrank?

  • Howdy Bair
    Howdy Bair 18 days ago +6

    Nevada: Vegas is MINE
    *USA: No OUR LAND*
    *Star Spangled Banner intensifies*

  • Amir Hagit Einav
    Amir Hagit Einav 18 days ago

    I love his poems they are just so fun and smart

  • MrCharlz
    MrCharlz 18 days ago

    Re-watching this almost a year after release and I just noticed that the asterisks at 8:19 are the EURion constellation. Good one Grey.

  • Michael Hughes
    Michael Hughes 19 days ago

    Do the reservations.

  • Tegan Burns
    Tegan Burns 19 days ago

    At least we can own land... China

  • Beenis
    Beenis 19 days ago

    Ha! Thats why i love Texas! We control ourselves

  • ArCtic JvJ
    ArCtic JvJ 19 days ago +1

    Summarized in one word bureaucracy

  • Olivia Lam
    Olivia Lam 21 day ago

    why am I watching this for the 5th time

  • WildWest Gaming
    WildWest Gaming 21 day ago

    bruh why is one of the stick figures New Mexico.

  • nobody here please go away

    America's quite the fiesty cowgirl I live in, NH, United States and I love her (no I am not married with her)

  • OtakuK!d Official
    OtakuK!d Official 22 days ago

    0:47 he got bars lowkey

  • Random Lego Boi
    Random Lego Boi 23 days ago

    2:37 Darth Vader quote in Empire strikes back

  • Bryan Giblin
    Bryan Giblin 23 days ago

    Somebody needs to make a USA version of magic, seen in this.

  • Nothing\
    Nothing\ 24 days ago

    4:13 IT'S A JACKALOPE! Not that most people watching this even know what they are. Even i forgot until I saw this. I don't even remember what the show it came from was caled. Just that it had funny home videos presented by one of the uncles from Full House and totally wasn't a ripoff of America's Funniest Home Videos, which incidentally was also hosted by someone from Full House.

  • André Deketele 'AstuteComplexTheory'

    Federal land is the land belonging to 'The Crown'.

  • FireDorito
    FireDorito 25 days ago

    If federal land is not the us then why would I not need a passport to get in to it

  • a thing
    a thing 25 days ago

    This isn't America's land....

    It's our land
    🧨USSR intensifies🧨

  • Memang Nasib Ku Menjadi Sebuah KACANG

    Basically texas oklahoma nebraska south dakota and north dakota living their best lives ever

    I forgot kansas

  • SQ38
    SQ38 26 days ago

    are those asterisks in the pattern of the EURion constellation?

  • valentin s'vlogs
    valentin s'vlogs 27 days ago

    Alaska: I didn't what to be America

  • Danarang
    Danarang 27 days ago

    0:19 Just under 1 third of the land is federal
    *shows at least 2/5*

    Oh, wait that's an average...

  • Kilory - Minecraft
    Kilory - Minecraft 27 days ago

    Anyone who is reading the comments that wonders who owns Indian reservations, according to the Wikipedia article (en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indian_reservation being the link), "An Indian reservation is a legal designation for an area of land managed by a federally recognized Native American tribe under the U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs rather than the state governments of the United States in which they are physically located. Each of the 326 Indian reservations in the United States is associated with a particular Native American nation. Not all of the country's recognized tribes have a reservation-some tribes have more than one reservation, while some share reservations. In addition, because of past land allotments, leading to some sales to non-Native Americans, some reservations are severely fragmented, with each piece of tribal, individual, and privately held land being a separate enclave. This jumble of private and public real estate creates significant administrative, political, and legal difficulties." So, the Indian reservations are owned by the Native American tribes that inhabit it, and are managed by the Bureau of Indian Affairs. So, unless I am missing something, Indian reservations are owned by the "Indians", are under Bureau of Indian Affairs jurisdiction, and further subtracts from the actual amount of state that is within the... states.

  • Sven Koppenhausen
    Sven Koppenhausen 28 days ago

    MGT reference, i like that

  • Soturian
    Soturian 28 days ago

    Nevada is Federal land because most of it is salt flats. AKA useless

  • Soturian
    Soturian 28 days ago

    You seriously don't know anything about the National Guards? Is all your knowledge like swiss cheese?