SAT Subject US History Practice Question 442: Answer and Explanation

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Question: 442

63. The U.S. government encouraged the growth of settlement on the Great Plains in the mid-nineteenth century primarily by passing the

A. Homestead Act
B. Pacific Railway Act
C. Volstead Act
D. Morrill Act
E. Kansas-Nebraska Act

Correct Answer: A


The Homestead Act encouraged settlement by giving away land to anyone who would settle on it and farm it for five years.

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