I hope this bill helps the people move and prosper in America
No, the government gave us it and it is ours!
Get outta here this is our land!
Its so great that I could use this land an now my family is richer than ever.
Lincoln signs the Homestead Act with the intention to help poor people that just came from Europe start a new life. But this came with a cost, they had to settle the land and farm 160 acres before it could be theirs.
We are going to be so rich
I just hope those Indians don't cause any problems
The settlers faced problems like starvation if they didn't farm anything, and Indians that have lived here for way longer than they have.
This is going to be a piece of cake
I hope my 700 men can take on the Indians
Many good things came out of the Homestead Act an overall it was a sucess.
There's too many!
Get outta here
With gold being found out west many people move out that way to try their luck. But the Indians soon tried to stop them and cause problems.
This caused the U.S. Army to send General George Custer and his 7th Calvary to Montana to get rid of the Indians.
Custer thought that it would be easy so he decided to attack without really having a plan. He split his 700 men into 3 battalions and charged. This was a mistake as there were way more Indians than anticipated, and everyone died.