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offered to buy from Russia and 1866. Seward's Icebox and Seward's Folly- Sec of State- wanted it 1867 7.2 million resources fish timber oil and gold
Purchase of Alaska 1867
opened to whites in 1889 land run- first come first serve. 50,000 last of gov. lands opened for settlement in the west
Oklahoma Land Rush 1889
existence of a frontier shaped American identity "Safety- valve thesis" frontier- place of opportunity and escape- safety valve to diffuse social discontent in America
Fredrick Jackson Turner/ "Frontier thesis"- 1893
rep. passed during Lincoln's 1st term. 160 acres- 10 fee, and live and farm for 5 years. 1862- 1900 almost 600,000 claimed under this act. **diff farming conditions, not enough land...
Homestead Act 1862
Rep- Civil War. 30,000 per each state rep and senator in congress (sell and use the proceeds to endow and maintain pub colleges) *one college per state, offer mechanical and engineering...
Morrill Land Grant 1862
annual appropriations to help support he colleges
Morrill Land Grant 1890
(timber increased humidity and rain)encouraged tree planting and increased the number of acres a homesteader could claimif planted at least 40 acres in tress get +160 acres. 10 mill...
Timber Culture Act 1873