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Cari Armel HIST102 American History Since 1877 Dr. Robert Young March 25, 2018
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Cari Armel Dr. Robert Young HIST102 25 March 2018 The Expansion Between 1860 and 1890 America is always looking for productive ways to expand and revolutionize. This could be seen when the Civil war finally ended in the 1860’s. The Homestead Act made it possible for the very first transcontinental railroad system here in America. When gold was found in the west during the 1840’s, new jobs became available in many areas. We cannot just conclude that these few discoveries were what brought the growing population. Although the manifest destiny was before the 1860’s, it was a large contributor to the population growth of this era. In order for America to rebuild after the destruction of the Civil War, the Homestead Act was absolutely necessary as it funded the transcontinental railroad system, which ran from the east coast all the way to the west, which distracted Americans from some of the real life situations happening. On January 1, 1963, President Abraham Lincoln passed The Homestead Act of 1862. The Homestead Act provided “160 acres of land to anyone 21 years of age or older, or head of the family, and a citizen of the U.S. or had declared his or her intention to become one” (Anderson, 2011). Citizens now had the capability to move west to provide a better life for not just them, but also their families. With expansion, come trials and tribulations. This is proven because the Homestead Act made farmers realize that they could expand their land and agriculture out west.
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