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They could claim 160 acres of surveyed government property and were required to improve the land by building a dwelling and cultivating the land and after 5 years the property was theirs. They paid a small registration fee. After the civil war union veterans could deduct the time they served from the residency requirements.

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What were the long lasting effects of exploration by the first American explorers of the west?

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How did the homestead of 1862 help settlers in the west?

the homestead act offered free land for settlers-apex♥♥


How did the Homestead Act of 1862 help settlers in the West?

the homestead act offered free land for settlers-apex♥♥


What is a sentence using the word homestead?

The government gave away land in the West to settlers willing to homestead there. The homestead was abandoned by the owners after the drought.


Which of the following promised 160 acres of land to settlers in the West?

Homestead Act


Why did little of the land offered by the homestead act end up being claimed by settlers?

Few settlers wanted to move West at the time.


Settlers in the US heading West after 1862 would most likely have supported passage of the?

Homestead Act


Why did little of the free lands offered by the homestead act end up being claimed by settlers?

Few settlers wanted to move West at the time.


Which law gave settlers 160 acres of free land if the settler would move out west?

Homestead Act.


What best describes how the Homestead Act helped lead to the closing of the western frontier?

It encouraged settlers to move west at little expense


How did the homestead help bring settlers to the west?

Homesteading gave people the chance to own land simply by claiming it, and working to farm the land.


How did the homestead act of 1862 contribute to the development of the west?

the homestead act offered free land for settlers-apex♥♥


Who were likely to get land from the homestead acts?

People who applied for it and went west to homestead.