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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What was the minimum acreage of dedicated township to establish a town?
2. The nature of a town could be changed with diverted railroad traffic or _____________________.
3. Who was the legendary abolitionist who waged war against pro-slavery towns and groups in Kansas?
4. Why were cattle driven to Kansas and points East?
5. In what year did Kansas decide to become a state?
Short Essay Questions
1. What was the process that ultimately led to women's voting rights on the city level?
2. What was the role of the early newspapers established in Kansas?
3. What issue united women as they began to get more of a voice in governmental, moral and social issues?
4. What happened in 1867 to spur on the cattle drives and what were some of the towns that emerged around the drives?
5. What was the most popular immigrant community in Kansas and what eventually happened to the town and its founder?
6. What nationalities of immigrants moved into Kansas during the pioneer days?
7. Who was Susannah Medora Salter and for what is she famous?
8. What was the role of the prairie women in regard to education?
9. What was meant by a preacher who was a "circuit rider"?
10. In what year did women get the right to vote in federal elections and where did Kansas fall in the progression of states to grant this right?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Describe the early schoolhouses in frontier Kansas. How were they usually constructed? How were they furnished? How were they an improvement upon home schooling efforts?
Essay Topic 2
Explain the role of the local newspaper in a frontier town. What types of information were usually included in an issue? How did the nature and tone of newspapers change as communities grew and politics reared its ugly head?
Essay Topic 3
Why were social visits so welcome among the Kansas homesteaders? What was the nature of a typical social call from one family on another? What were some of the social events held so that groups of homesteaders could meet and form friendships? What were the usual activities that would occur at these events?
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