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The Homestead Act gave acres of western land to anyone who promised to work the land for five years. This encouraged many immigrants to come to the United States and help settle the West.

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Encouraged small farms in the Great Plains

Provided incentives for settlers to farm in the West

increase farming in the west

it gave farmers 160 acres of land

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The Homestead Act allowed people procure free land that was owned by the federal government. It began in 1862 and extended almost 100 years. The last homesteaded land was in Alaska.

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