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Homestead act

Gave each settle 168 is a free land if they found it for five years



That was important because it allowed Mooreland to open up ownership to ordinary people although there were problems it helped to establish settlement on the planes

Condition of farming the land for five years was meant to discourage speculators


Government help people in this less fertile areas

Government help people in less fertile areas who struggled to make a living from the 160 acres given from the Homestead act

E.g. the timber culture active 1873 gave settlers another 160 acres for free as long as they planted trees on a quarter of the land

Leading to would eventually becoming more widely available on the plains