U.S. History Tutorial
Homestead Act of 1862
The Great Plains had vast potential to do farming and to bring development for settlers to take the land for themselves to essentially take away the land from the Native Americans.
What was the Homestead Act?
The law gave the federal government to offer settlers 160 acres of land to farm, to build a home, and to live there for 5 years to be given that land for free. The settlers traveled west to get this free land for themselves.
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