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  • Acts
    • Homestead Act 1862. 160 acres free if they farmed it for 5 years
    • Pacific Railroad Act. 1862. Approved construction of First Transcontinental railroad
    • Timber Culture Act 1873. Encouraged trees to be planted- 160 acres.  Desert Land Act 1877. 640 acres and they had to pay
    • Dawes Act 1887. Broke up reservations. Indians got US citizenship


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