The Everglades: River of Grass Test | Final Test - Hard

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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. George Merrick designed the plans for the city to be called _________ Gables.

2. There was a quarantine that stopped everything but what in Miami?

3. When the fields were ______________, they built a dike and tried planting the cane again.

4. Why did most European immigrants go further west?

5. Several canals were dug and the price of land _____________.

Short Essay Questions

1. What were the effects of the Yellow Fever epidemic? How have such epidemics been seen and dealt with in our own time?

2. Describe the dredging of the first canal. Why was it dredged? What effects might this have on Florida in the coming decades?

3. The University of Miami is established. What does this reveal about Florida?

4. How was the work of Frank Hamilton Cusing important to Florida?

5. What was the Koreshan Unity? What does this reveal about some people during this time? Are places such as the Koreshan Unity in existence today? Why or why not?

6. Why was tourism important to Florida? Why has this importance continued to today?

7. Why did the whites want the Indians to leave?

8. How did the ending of the Civil War affect Florida?

9. All the cities in Florida grew very quickly. What might this foreshadow?

10. How did the railroad become increasingly important in Florida? How does this reflect the importance of the railroad throughout the country?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Zachary Taylor was in charge of Florida and the governments Indian policy.

Part 1) Who was Zachary Taylor? How was he put in charge of Florida and the government's Indian policy? Was he qualified to hold these positions? Why or why not? Describe his abilities at running Florida and co-habitating with the Native Americans? How did he personally affect the relationship between whites and Native Americans?

Part 2) How successful were Zachary Taylor's policies? Why? What happened when he retired? How were others affected by his retirement?

Part 3) Describe the Native American policy in general. Is this constitutional? Why or why not? How did this policy affect all U.S. citizens, colonists, settlers, Native American, blacks, etc.? Do such policies exist today? Why or why not?

Essay Topic 2

Canals were dredged in Florida.

Part 1) How did settlers change Florida's landscape over the centuries? Why did they begin dredging canals? How is this related to the settling of Florida?

Part 2) What else was being done to the Florida landscape at the same time canals were being dredged? Why? How did all of this activity begin to affect Florida?

Part 3) How are these activities still seen today? How has human activity all over the world affected our environments and our planet as a whole? How might this affect our world for future generations?

Essay Topic 3

Florida became a slave state.

Part 1) When did Florida become a state? Why did it become a state? Why did it become a slave state? How did this affect other whites, Native Americans, and blacks? How did its becoming a slave state reflect the turmoil taking place in the U.S. at the time?

Part 2) How did the ending of the Civil War change the lives of slaves and slave owners in Florida? Initially, was this good or bad for the state of Florida? Why? How might these changes reflect life for those living in other slave states?

Part 3) Why were there slaves states and free states? What does this distinction reveal about those living in the states? How did it reflect relations between free and slave states? How are these differences still seen today?

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