History project

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Homestead act

On May 20 1862 Lincoln signed the homestead act which was mostly directed at U.S immigrants & citizens and granted 160 acres in public land in exchange for a small filling fee and had to have lived there for 5 years Prior to receiving the land

Farming the plains

In the 1830's the great plains where opened to settlers giving 160 had been there for 5 years for people who were trying to start a new life and make their fortune

Indian Removal Act

The indian removal act authorized in 1830 in america by the president to negotiate with with the southern indian tribes