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may 19, 1862 - Homestead Act

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It had a long-term effect on the settlement of the American West. It honored claims on public land to anyone who would settle on it and work the land for 5 years. provided cheap public land. Caused population of Nebraska to increase tenfold from 1870 to 1890.

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may 19, 1862
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