The Homestead Act of 1862:  
 The Beginning of a Dream

The Homestead Act helped America grow from a small agrarian nation into the largest industrial & agricultural superpower in history.  

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distance learning program.  

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Celebrate the monumental release of the Homestead Quarter with your students! In addition to the February 10, 2015 launch event at Beatrice High School at 10 a.m., access lesson plans and activities to learn about this exciting quarter design. These plans, created by the U.S. Mint, are for grades 2-3 and grades 7-8.