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Flashcards in The Homestead Act Deck (10):
1

What did the homestead act do to the land

Made it smaller and more affordable

2

How many acres where the plots of land

160

3

How much did it cost to claim a homestead plot

$10

4

Who could file a claim for a plot of land

Anyone as long as they where head of a family, single or over 12

5

What did people have to do if they where filing for a plot of land

Live on the land and work it

6

What did they have to do to own their land

After 5 years they had to built a house and planted 5 acres of crops

7

How much did they had to pay to own their land

$30

8

What where the achievements of the homestead act

Over 6 million of government land had became homesteads

9

Limitation of the homestead act

The government granted more land to the railroads and sold the rest for higher prices

10

How much land did the government give the railroads (homestead act)

300 million acres