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  • The Dawes Act, The Homestead Act And The Morrill Act

    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 units to individuals within the tribe. The heads of each tribe received 160 acres of land if they claimed the land in the allotted time of four years. After the time period was up, the Secretary of Interior claimed the land for the Native Americans. Although…

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  • Homestead Act Research Paper

    After the end of the American Civil War, the three reforms, consisting of the Homestead Act; Pacific Railway Act; and the Land-Grant Act, began to take affect strongly throughout the nation. Along with these acts came with the Industrial Revolution that took root throughout the nation, propelling the U.S. to the world stage with Great Britain, France, and the North German Confederation. With this rapid development in technology came the demand for cheap labor to operate it, and impoverished…

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  • Farming In Willa Cather's O Pioneers

    Willa Cather entwines the historical dimension of the Homestead Act throughout her novel O Pioneers. Alexandra Bergson and her family must overcome many obstacles to accomplish successful farming in the Middle West. Cather uses the main character, Alexandra, to portray the great feat taken in order to continually learn how to cultivate the rugged land and make it into flourishing farmland. Alexandra followed her father’s wishes in taking care of the farm— a task that was uncertain to be…

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  • Essay On Western Settlement

    There are many factors that promoted the settlement of the American Western frontier from 1865 to 1900 including; free land for western settlers, having a railroad to connect the east with the west, and the economy, which brought a lot of immigrants over in search of work. Free land was offered to western settlers through an act that passed called The Homestead Act. The settlement of the Western frontier brought people from different racial backgrounds in hopes of free land and to work on the…

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  • Essay On Homesteading

    Methodology I have always had a fascination with homesteading. It began with my father’s stories of growing up on a homestead and his memories of the animals and the garden. His stories bloomed into reading autobiographies of homesteaders, such as The Good Life by Scott and Helen Nearing, and Hard Times in Paradise by David and Micki Colfax. These stories are what led me to live in rural Hawaii where many collect rain water, grow our own food, and have learned to be less consumer driven. While…

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  • Modern Homesteading Community

    referred to by other researchers of this community. Gould’s research was done while working as a writer in residence at a famous homestead turned non-profit. Although many of the researcher mention a special reverence put on nature, Gould’s research discusses in depth homesteading as a spiritual practice in American culture (1999, p.183). Her analyses included interviews with would be back-to-the-landers, as well as homesteaders and the reading of autobiographies. Defining the Modern…

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  • Dust Bowl Research Paper

    The Dust Bowl In the 1930’s and the early 1940’s, the southwestern Great Plains region of the United States suffered a severe drought in Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Colorado, Chicago, New York, Atlanta, and Kansas. Once a semi-arid grassland, the treeless plains became home to thousands of settlers when, in 1862, Congress passed the Homestead Act. Most of the settlers farmed their land or raised cattle. The farmers plowed the prairie grasses and planted dryland wheat. As the demand for wheat…

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  • Essay On Modern Homesteading

    In her article, Modern Homesteading in America: Negotiating Religion, Nature, and Modernity, and book, At Home in Nature: Modern Homesteading and Spiritual Practice in America, she shows how the homesteading experiences and practices could be compared to those of traditional religions. She notes that there is what could be called a religious conversion experience that happens when people visit a homestead. They are inspired to become homesteaders and began to look for more information. The…

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  • Modern Homesteading

    simple kindly way” (Nearing, 1970, p. 11). The information needs of these would be homesteaders and the modern homesteaders, include an orientation to this self reliant style of living, as well as aids that teach the skills required to live the lifestyle successfully. Their needs are met by reading the written biographies of other homesteaders and homesteading reference books as well as skill-specific books, internet websites, and joining online communities. Resources Researched-Based…

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  • Andrew Carnegie's Contribution To The Steel Industry

    option: they could return to eight-hour shift at a reduce wage; or they could agree to twelve-hour shift with the promise of higher wages. Carnegie also claimed, the final decision would be the most beneficial for both parties. 4) The homestead Strike of 1892 was one of the most bitter disagreement in the History of U.S. labor. Management and labor had been locked in negotiation for several months and the lack of improvements led Frick to close the mill and locked out 3,800 men. Frick also…

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