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. Since Taylor allowed the Blacks to go west with the Indians and prevented them from being hunted in the war zone, __________ hundred of the Indians agreed to move west.

2. The government's policy now was to suppress the Indians and this was the job of Colonel __________.

3. After ___________________, people decided to grow sugar cane in Florida.

4. ____________ Taylor was in charge of Florida and the government's Indian policy.

5. When Taylor retired from the Army in __________, he was replaced by Brigadier General Taylor and a new government policy.

Short Essay Questions

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

2. Describe the battles that were renewed. Why were they renewed?

3. How did Florida becoming a slave state affect those living in Florida?

4. Why were people all over the country interested in Everglades land?

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

6. How was corruption and crime a part of life in Florida in this chapter? How is this also a theme of this book?

7. Migrant workers were important to Florida agriculture. Why? Are they as important today? Why or why not?

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

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

10. Describe the effects of the hurricane that hit Florida in 1926. How does this foreshadow Florida's future?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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?

Essay Topic 2

The government's policy changed, and Colonel Worth was put in charge to uphold it.

Part 1) When did the government's policy change? Why did it change? Why was Colonel Worth put in charge of implementing and upholding this policy? Was he a good choice the job? Why or why not?

Part 2) How did this new policy affect the Native Americans and the relationship between the Native Americans and the whites? Was this policy effective? Why or why not? What did this new policy reveal about those in charge?

Part 3) Describe two other policies in our country's past that reflect this same view of minorities. How effective were these policies? Why? Do any policies like this exist today? Why or why not?

Essay Topic 3

Many changes took place in Florida at the end of the Civil War.

Part 1) Describe Florida prior to the Civil War. Why was it like this? How did it compare to other states? How did it begin to change during the Civil War? Why did it change even more after the Civil War?

Part 2) How did these changes affect all those living in Florida? How did these changes compare to those taking place around the country? Did these changes change Florida for the better? Why or why not?

Part 3) What changes have taken place in Florida since the end of the Civil War? Why did these changes occur? How did these changes reflect other events and feelings around the country?

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