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The U.S. Senate passes its version of the Homestead Bill

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05/10/1860
The Homestead Bill passed the House of Representatives in March, 1860.  The bill provided for any head of family of age with land up to 160 acres under certain conditions.   The Senate passed its version and the completed bill finally emerged from conference committee on June 19, 1860.  On June 22, 1860, President Buchanan vetoed the bill.  The Homestead Act finally became law in 1862.  (By John Osborne)
Source Citation: 
John Fitch Cleveland and Horace Greeley,  A Political Text Book for 1860 .... (New York: The Tribune Association, 1860),  188-192. 

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