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How did the Homestead Act of 1862 encourage settlement of the West?

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2010-07-21 05:59:01

They gave any American at an age of 21 or over 160 acres of

land.

The requirements were that settlers :

  1. Build their own structures.
  2. Live on the land for a minimum of 5 years.


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