37th Congress, 2d Session
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This Act, dated May 20, 1862 also known as United States (US) Public Law 37-64 and popularly known as the Homestead Act, the Homestead Act of 1862, and the Homestead Act of May 20, 1862, provides for adults who fulfill certain requirements to acquire title of up to a quarter section (160 acres) land from the public domain by registering and making certain "improvements" to the land.
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