What is Homestead Act Of 1860?

Legal Definition
The Homestead Act of 1860 in the United States would have made land available for 25 cents per acre. This act was passed by the United States Congress, but was ultimately vetoed by President James Buchanan. The late 19th century and early 20th century were a time of violent conflict over land use in the American West. The Johnson County War in Wyoming was one of the worst episodes in the saga.
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