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    The 1862 Homestead Act made to measure lands accessible to homesteaders, the act specified that men and women over and within the age of 21 and single women who were the head any family and married men under and within the age of 21 who do not own over 160acres of land elsewhere were and eligible citizens or wished to become citizens of the United States were qualified to be homestead. The circulation of government lands had been a problem from the time the Revolutionary War, early approaches to assigning unsettled land separate from the original 13 colonies were chaotic. Boundaries were well-known by moving off plots from topographical landmarks. However, as a result; corresponding claims and border differences were mutual. The 1862 Homestead act set many gestures toward the policy of community land contributions to small farmers where it stated section 6 that…

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    The event that most affectedly brought the end to the Indian Wars against the United States Army, is when the Congress passed the Dawes Act. Due to many arguments facing the government, like, the concept that many reformers inferred about the dream of conforming the Indians into a piece of the white culture. The Dawes Act, divided reservations into around 160 acres per family to live in, where the remainder of land would be given to the surrounding white settlements. Although, the Dawes Act…

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    The Dawes Act, which divided the reservation area into separate 160-acre plots for each Native American family, was passed by the U.S. Congress. However, the act weakened the Native Americans’ culture since the idea of private land ownership introduced an unfamiliar level of competition. Due to this disadvantage, it is understandable that some believe that the purpose of the Dawes Act was to divide Native Americans and to eliminate their culture. Then, more than half of Native Americans’…

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    For this essay, I will be examining the Dawes Act, the Homestead Act, and the Morrill Act. The Dawes Act, Homestead Act, and the Morrill all have similar aspects in them. During this essay, a comparison will be made between all three of these acts. Also, each act has different principles that are important to its fundamentals. Those different principles will be examined also. The Dawes Act of 1887 split up reservations held by Native American tribes into smaller units and distributed these…

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    culture. Indians volunteered to serve in a proportion higher than any other group. According to Russell Barsh in “American Indians in the Great War”, “In 1918...as many as one-third of all adult Indian men nationwide were in uniform”. Although Native Americans had a variety of different reasons to participate in the war, this fact was taken up by the media and the federal government as evidence of the efficacy of official assimilation policy. Moreover, fighting overseas was not the only way that…

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    Dawes Act Dbq Analysis

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    On February 8, 1887, Congress passed the Dawes Act as a solution to the "Indian Problem." Congress saw this conflict similar to Americans Richard H. Pratt and Carl Schurz, who noticed the Westward Expansion campaign had become an invasion for Native Americans. Both men believed the Natives must integrate into western society, that they must "individualize them in the possession and appreciation of property," Schurz claimed. Mr. Pratt had seen the harsh conditions of Native reservations himself…

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    On February 8, 1887, Congress passed the Dawes Act as a solution to the "Indian Problem." Congress viewed this conflict similar to Americans Richard H. Pratt and Carl Schurz. They had noticed the Westward Expansion campaign had become an "invasion," particularly for Native Americans. Both men believed the Natives could be saved be integrating them into western society, to "individualize them in the possession and appreciation of property," as Mr. Schurz claimed. Mr. Pratt had seen the harsh…

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    Before the Dawes Act of 1887, the treatment of Native Americans in the United States was brutal. Treatment after the Dawes Act was still awful, but in the many years before the act there were some truly cruel and inhuman things done to Native Americans. There was murder and massacres, like the one at Sand Creek; the idea of Manifest Destiny and pushing Native Americans of their land, like with the Indian Removal Act of 1830 and the subsequent Trail of Tears, which led to many deaths; a great…

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    Before we delve into the Dawes Act, let us take a look back at the long list of ways we Americans tried to contain or change the Native Americans to fit our standards and needs. From the time explorers arrived in America, white men and natives were in a constant state of fighting and white men were in a constant state of greediness. Americans took the natives as slaves, used them for our own gain only to throw them to the wolves, or rather wilderness, with hardly anything to call their own,…

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    Issue and Controversies in American History Dawes Act Americans believed in 1840, that they had to move westward; although the land was taken by the Native Americans. The Dawes Act, was a way to end the conflict between white settlers and the Indians; by giving the Indians and settlers their own plots of land. After the American Revolution white settlers continued to come to the New World, taking more from the natives for ranches, railroads, mining interest, as well as their own needs, causing…

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