Nineteenth-Century Land Policy

The Homestead Act, considered to be one of the most influential pieces of legislation ever approved by Congress, was passed on May 20, 1862. As a result of vigorous agitation by western settlers, the U.S. Congress had, for many years, attempted ...

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