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Homestead Act

  a law passed in 1862 that gave 160 acres of free land in the West to anyone who would go there, improve the land, and stay for five years; between 1862 and 1886 10% of all lands in the U.S. were given out in 1.6 million homesteads
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Associated words [difficulty]:   Homestead Act , Louisiana Purchase [8] , California Gold Rush [9] , War of 1812 [7] , Louisiana Purchase [8] , Spanish-American War [8] , California Gold Rush [9] , Monroe Doctrine [9] , Rough Riders [9]
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