The Homestead Act

Eduardo and Katie

What was it?

The Homestead Act, was passed during the Civil War in the year 1862. Any adult who had not gone against the U.S. during the Civil War could claim 160 acres of government land.

So, What's the Catch?

Okay, you got us. Firstly, you have to build a home, and cultivate the land. But that's it! you just need to improve the land, and after 5 years, it's yours!

Where Can I Go?

You can settle anywhere but the southern territory of Texas, and any current colonies.