Keiara Andrews, Hunter Huckabee
The Homestead Act
In 1841 the government of America passed an act that allowed people to purchase 160 acres of land for a very small price. A further act passed in 1862 divided 2.5 million acres of Plains land into sections or homesteads of 160 acres. People could now claim 160 acres of land. The only requirement on their part was that they paid a small administration charge and built a house and lived on the land for at least 5 years.
Industrial Revolution Effect
The Lure of Life in America