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The Homestead Act: 1862
The head of a household can receive 160 acres of government-owned land if he/she will live on the land for 5 years, will improve it and pay a fee to file the deed. The Homestead Act was a major factor in the settlement of the West, but one could homestead in any state.
THE TWO CAUSES OF DEPRESSIONS/PANICS ARE
OVERSPECULATION AND OVERPRODUCTION.
The government would do the following:
give Grants of money would be given out based on the amount of track laid down. Land was given in sections. They will loan money based on how much track is laid.
The Tenure of Office Act
the president must obtain the approval of the Senate to fire anyone who needed the approval of the Senate to be hired: (unconstitutional): A trap to find a way to remove Johnson from office.
The Military Reconstruction Act
The South will be governed by military officers, there will be soldiers left in the South to make sure that all qualified men can vote and hold office; New state constitutions must provide the vote for former slaves; States coming back into the Union will have to ratify the 14th amendment; the last 3 states will also have to ratify the 15th Amendment.
property owners without money will
borrow money and offer a mortgage on their farm. If they cannot repay the debt, they lose their land.
Share Cropping system
Convict Lease System
The three main goals of Labor Unions:
better wages, working hours, and better working conditions
which will take politics out of the
Civil Service System. 1. Jobs are given based on qualifications (must be the most qualified). 2.
You must take a test to prove you are qualified (civil service exam): 3. Jobs are given to the most qualified (instead of getting a job bc you knew someone or hand money to buy your way to the top); 4. Those running for office cannot ask employees to contribute money to their campaign (No politician could as a fellow office holder for the position).
The 3 Groups who settled the West:
MINERS, RANCHEER & FARMERS, WANTING
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