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What was the Homestead Act of 1862?

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The Homestead Act of 1862 was passed in an attempt to develop the American West and support economic growth. This Act provided adult heads of families with 160 acres of federal land under the condition that they would farm that land. 10% of the area of the United States was settled thanks to the Homestead Act.

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