Homestead Act

Definition of "Homestead Act"
  1. A 1862 law enabling people to own up to 160 acres of public land by residing on and enhancing it for five years and paying a nominal fee
How to use "Homestead Act" in a sentence
  1. Under the provisions of the Homestead Act, many settlers moved West to establish their claim.
  2. The Homestead Act played a significant role in the expansion and settlement of the American West.
  3. The veteran, as part of his benefits, staked claim to a piece of land under the Homestead Act.

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