Homestead Act.

1862

Signed into law in 1862, the homestead act guarantees you land!

160 acres of surveyed government land

However if you claim your land you must improve it and cultivate the land

After 5 years of improving and cultivating the the original filer is entitled to the land after a small registration fee.

If you are a resident of the land for 6 months you can pay $1.25 and acre to make it yours

Only valid if you have never taken arms up against the united states.

All citizens or intended citizens allowed.

African americans aproved after the 14th ammendment

Native americans will be displaced

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