Which of the following statements was not true of the 1862 Homestead Act? (A) It provided a system for the federal government to provide land directly to settlers. (B) It made land available to citizens and to immigrants who planned to become citizens. (C) Farmers were given ownership of land after living on it for fi ve years. (D) To claim land, farmers had to build a dwelling and cultivate the land. (E) Land speculators were eff ectively kept from abusing the act.

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It is not true regarding the Homestead Act that "(E) Land speculators were effectively kept from abusing the act," since in fact there was a great deal of corruption and unfair "land grabs". 

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