Short Essay Answer Key
1. Why has the Governor of Texas put together a Task Force?
The Governor of Texas calls together a Task Force of the people to prepare a report on the history of Texas for the Sesquicentennial. He wants the report to emphasize the uniqueness of Texas and what makes it different from other states so that it arouses pride and love for Texas in the schoolchildren.
2. Who were the members of the governor's Task Force and why were they chosen?
The Task Force members included Dr. Travis Barlow, Ransom Rusk, Lorenzo Quimper, Lorena Cobb, and Professor Efrain Garza. Each of the five members had a long family history in Texas and would be able to make unique contributions.
3. Who was appointed the chairman of the Task Force and where were the meetings to be held?
Dr. Barlow was appointed the chairman of the Task...
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