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Unformatted text preview: -Once there were more than 5,000 males of voting age, then they could elect a territorial legislature-Once you had more than 60,000 people, you were deemed a state on equal footing with original states-Civic and religious liberty-slavery prohibited(again, this is in the north) v. 1796 Land Act-$2 per acre but credit was possible C. Expanding Settlement 1800 Land Act (Harrison land Act) cut minimum acreage in half to 320 acres 1804 Land Act- cut in half again to 160 acres 1820 Land Act-price $1.25 per acre, minimum acreage 80(no credit) 1830 Increase in grain prices Increase in settlement by farmers and speculators 1830 Preemption Act. Squatter could pay $1.25 per acre up to 160 acres 1862 Homestead Act: -160 acres free if you live on it for 5 years, or after 6 months you can pay $1.25 an acre, and it’s yours...
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- Homestead Act, Northwest ordinance, Land Act, Northwest Territory, Land Ordinance of 1785, United States federal public land legislation