June 8 Class Notes - June 8 2007 Class Notes Homestead Act...

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June 8, 2007 Class Notes Homestead Act - In god we trusted, in Kansas we busted. The Act, which became law on Jan. 1, 1863, allowed anyone to file for a quarter- section of free land (160 acres). The land was yours at the end of five years if you had built a house on it, dug a well, broken (plowed) 10 acres, fenced a specified amount, and actually lived there. Additionally, one could claim a quarter-section of land by "timber culture" (commonly called a "tree claim"). This required that you plant and successfully cultivate 10 acres of timber. Dawes Severity Act - To provide for the allotment of lands in severalty to Indians on the various reservations, and to extend the protection of the laws of the United States and the Territories over the Indians, and for other purposes. Chapter we will be reading is centered on the west. The west that wasn’t as wild as it has been depicted. It is nicknamed the frontier, which is different from the wilderness (unsettled) and permanent settlement. The frontier is the area where wilderness meets
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This note was uploaded on 04/23/2008 for the course HIST 105 taught by Professor Hightower during the Summer '07 term at Texas A&M University-Galveston.

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