The Homestead Act (1862)

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The Homestead Act (1862)
1 The government would give 160 acres of free land provided you live and farm on it for 5 years, could have brought the land after 6 months if wanted.
2 Timber Culture Act (1873)
2.1 Offered 160 extra acres free if you planted trees on 40 acres, later reduced to 10 acres.
3 Problems with the Homestead Act
3.1 Not enough land to make a profit.
3.2 Land speculators asked employee's to acquire land, often reselling at higher prices.
3.3 Some land was less fertile.

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