Flag Day Events - June 14, 2013
The Homestead Act… America's First Comprehensive Immigration Law?
In honor of Flag Day, Homestead Historian Blake Bell will be giving a special program at Homestead's Education Center on June 14, 2013 at 10 a.m. Being without question a land law, learn how the Homestead Act of 1862 was also the first comprehensive immigration law that encouraged people to come to the United States and how it provided all the necessary requirements for citizenship.
Did You Know?
Under the Homestead Act, 270 million acres of land, or 10% of the nation, was given away. The only monetary payment for each 160 acre claim was an $18 filing fee. More...