Move To The West!

Homestead Act

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What is the Homestead Act?

Passed on May 20, 1862. This Homestead Act allows the settlement of the western territory. Granting adult heads of families 160 acres and 5 years of continuous residence for a small fee! You have to be 21 or older

http://www.ourdocuments.gov/doc.php?doc=31

http://www2.lhric.org/pocantico/westward_expansion/homesteadact.htm

What does it grant?

  • Grants 160 acres of land to claimants
  • Allows anyone to live the American Dream
  • FREE LAND!
http://walvoordhistory.com/destinations/the-homestead-act-of-1862/

Where can you move to?

All land west of the Missouri River is available to you! Start a new life in a new place and live the American Dream!
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