The Homestead Act Primary Source Questions
May 20, 1862
Read The Homestead Act in its entirety here.
- Which United States citizens does the Homestead Act exclude from benefitting from the act? How do these exclusions apply to those who were fighting in the Civil War?
- How did the Homestead Act protect children under the age of 21 whose parents died?
- How did the Homestead Act provide for those who fought in the War but who were under the age of 21?