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1. 1 2 3 4 5 2. The Homestead Act 1862 <ul><li>160 acres free land for each family. </li></ul><ul><li>Homesteaders had to build a…
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  • 2. The Homestead Act 1862 <ul><li>160 acres free land for each family. </li></ul><ul><li>Homesteaders had to build a house on the land and live there for 5 years to get the land free. </li></ul><ul><li>If they wanted to have the land more quickly, they had to pay for it. </li></ul><ul><li>Some said the amount of land was too small, particularly in the high plains were soil was infertile. </li></ul><ul><li>Better farm machinery meant you could bring more land under cultivation. </li></ul><ul><li>Land speculators decided to use the law to make a profit, they got their employees to get the land free and then sold it at a higher price. </li></ul><ul><li>After 1873 a Homesteader could get 480 acres if they claimed land under the 1841, 1862 and 1873 Acts. </li></ul><ul><li>In 1877 the government passed the Desert Land Act allowing people to buy 160 acres if rainfall was a problem in their area. </li></ul><ul><li>The Homestead act offered 2.5m acres of land. </li></ul><ul><li>Thousands of farmers got free land. </li></ul><ul><li>Many farmers got a shock when they arrived, the land was terrible. </li></ul><ul><li>Tools and seeds used by farmers in the East were useless in the western soil. </li></ul>Good Bad
  • 3. The Homestead Act 1862 <ul><li>160 acres free land for each family. </li></ul><ul><li>If they wanted to have the land more quickly, they had to pay for it. </li></ul><ul><li>After 1873 a Homesteader could get 480 acres if they claimed land under the 1841, 1862 and 1873 Acts. </li></ul><ul><li>In 1877 the government passed the Desert Land Act allowing people to buy 160 acres if rainfall was a problem in their area. </li></ul><ul><li>The Homestead act offered 2.5m acres of land. </li></ul><ul><li>Thousands of farmers got free land. </li></ul><ul><li>Homesteaders had to build a house on the land and live there for 5 years to get the land free. </li></ul><ul><li>Some said the amount of land was too small, particularly in the high plains were soil was infertile. </li></ul><ul><li>Better farm machinery meant you could bring more land under cultivation. </li></ul><ul><li>Land speculators decided to use the law to make a profit, they got their employees to get the land free and then sold it at a higher price. </li></ul><ul><li>Many farmers got a shock when they arrived, the land was terrible. </li></ul><ul><li>Tools and seeds used by farmers in the East were useless in the western soil. </li></ul>Good Bad
  • 4. Was life on the Homestead tougher for men or women? <ul><li>MEN: (p. 65-6) </li></ul><ul><li>Lack of water </li></ul><ul><li>Shortage of building materials </li></ul><ul><li>Extreme weather </li></ul><ul><li>Prairie fires and plagues </li></ul><ul><li>Problems with crops </li></ul><ul><li>WOMEN: (p. 67-8) </li></ul><ul><li>Illness (children) </li></ul><ul><li>Medical care </li></ul><ul><li>Substitute items </li></ul><ul><li>Reading and writing </li></ul><ul><li>Cooking </li></ul><ul><li>Replacing items </li></ul><ul><li>Loneliness </li></ul><ul><li>The Homesteader’s are famous for writing letters home. You have got to West and realised you have made a dreadful mistake. You are writing home to your friends telling them NOT to follow you. You need to include details of: </li></ul>
  • 5. Was life on the Homestead tougher for men or women?
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