Homestead Act of 1862 and Immigration Laws

Blake Bell, a historian at the Homestead National Monument of America, talks about immigration law in the United States and the debate… read more

Blake Bell, a historian at the Homestead National Monument of America, talks about immigration law in the United States and the debate surrounding the Homestead Act of 1862. The law distributed government land to private citizens or a person who “has filed his declaration of intention to become such.” Mr. Bell argued that by encouraging immigration the Homestead Act marked a significant departure from the more stringent naturalization laws of the 1790s. This event took place at the museum of the U.S. Department of the Interior in Washington, DC. close

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Homestead Act of 1862 and Immigration Laws

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Program ID:
317666-1
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Speech
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Mar 1, 2014
Last Aired:
Mar 9, 2014

Airing Details

  • Mar 01, 2014 | 9:04pm EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Mar 02, 2014 | 1:03am EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Mar 09, 2014 | 7:00am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Mar 09, 2014 | 1:05pm EDT | C-SPAN 3