Farming
Origin of Western farmers <ul><li>Homesteaders – easterners and immigrants who came west to get free land under the Homest...
Homestead Act <ul><li>Congress pass in 1862 </li></ul><ul><li>160 free acres of land if you farm it for five years. </li><...
Populist Party <ul><li>People’s party </li></ul><ul><li>free silver </li></ul><ul><li>eight hour work day </li></ul><ul><l...
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Farming 19

  1. 1. Farming
  2. 2. Origin of Western farmers <ul><li>Homesteaders – easterners and immigrants who came west to get free land under the Homestead Act </li></ul><ul><li>Exodusters – African Americans who left the south </li></ul><ul><li>Mexicanos – Spanish-speaking people who already lived in the lands that the United States won in the Mexican War </li></ul>
  3. 3. Homestead Act <ul><li>Congress pass in 1862 </li></ul><ul><li>160 free acres of land if you farm it for five years. </li></ul><ul><li>Sodbusters – farmers living on the plains </li></ul>
  4. 4. Populist Party <ul><li>People’s party </li></ul><ul><li>free silver </li></ul><ul><li>eight hour work day </li></ul><ul><li>government ownership of Railroad </li></ul>

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