Homesteaders -Someone who goes to live aNd grow crops on land given by the government

Many of the people who made the migration west moved because of religious and political problems and they were hoping to find better opportunities.

The Homesteaders act signed by Lincoln in 1862 encouraged people to move west by given them 160 acres of land in return for a promise of staying for 5 years and a small fee for the land.

By 1900 more than 80 million acres of land were given out. And the people who settled on this land face their own challenges and had to strip the land themselves for agriculture.

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