Family Research – English, Scottish and Irish Genealogy

17/7/2007

Genealogy: Homestead Act of 1862 culminates more than 70 years of controversy

TERRE HAUTE — The Homestead Act of 1862 represented the culmination of more than 70 years of controversy in the United States about what to do with the vast public lands owned by the federal government. A similar land bill had passed through Congress in 1860, but was vetoed by President Buchanan. for more click here

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