What was the headright system?

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A Promise To Give Land to People Who Settled In Virginia

The Headright System, introduced in Virginia, gave each head of household the right to fifty acres of land for himself and fifty additional acres for each adult family member of servant that he brought to America.

The four square kilometers of land was given to anyone who was accepted to cross the Atlantic Ocean to help populate the colonies.

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