Lincoln signed the Homestead Act which authorized the transfer of federal acreages to private parties who settled the land and put it to productive use. Over time, 420,000 square miles of territory were transferred to 1,600,000 claimants. Lincoln believed in federal-private partnerships that increased the productivity of federal lands.
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