Chapter 13 Questions
Chapter 13 Section 1: Native American Cultures in Crisis
- Describe the importance of horses to Native American cultures.
- Describe the importance of buffalo to Native American cultures.
- Why did settlers push westward?
- Explain the Homestead Act.
- Why was the Homestead Act passed?
- Describe the Sandy Creek Massacre.
- Why is Sitting Bull important?
- Why is Custer important?
- Describe Custer’s last stand.
- What was the purpose of the Dawes Act?
- Explain the Ghost Dance.
- What was the importance of the Battle of Wounded Knee?
Chapter 13 Section 2: The Growth of the Cattle Industry
- Why were railroads important to ranchers?
- Describe the life of a cowboy.
- Explain the purpose of the long drive.
Chapter 13 Section 3: Settling on the Great Plains
- What were the benefits of homesteading?
- Why did the frontier close?
- What were the differences between dugouts & soddies?
- How did the Morrill Land Grant Acts assist people?
- Why did farmers go into debt?
- How did this debt affect farmers?
Chapter 13 Section 4: Farmers & the Populist Movement
- Why was there a demand for cheaper money?
- Why were the railroads experiencing problems?
- Why did the Grange Movement begin?
- What were the goals of the Grange?
- Why did Populism develop?
- What were the goals of the Populist Party?
- How did the Panic of 1893 affect Americans & American industry?
- Explain the importance of Bryan’s “Cross of Gold” speech.
- Why did Populism end?