How did the homestead act end?

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The Homestead Act put an end to a â??landless classâ?? in America. Anyone who wanted to be a landowner and was willing to work and till the land for at least five years was entitled to free land. The Act increased land ownership and made it possible for citizens and immigrants who wanted to be citizens to achieve the American dream of land ownership.

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The Homestead Act allowed for small farmers to purchase land west of the United States at a minimal cost. The Act was proposed in the early 1850s; however, it met opposition by wealthy Southern planters who feared agricultural competition from the farmers. Eventually, President Lincoln passed the Act in 1862; however, it became no longer a necessity due to advance technology in agricultural production in the 20th century.

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