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Who might have written this letter?
a buffalo soldier sent to Texas
Quanah Parker and his followers
a Confederate soldier who has come home
a Texas Ranger
I was the son of a Texas pioneer woman who was captured by the Comanche. I am one of the last of the Comanche chiefs. I was a major figure helping my people adjust to reservation life after the final battles. Who am I?
The buffalo soldiers helped to shape the history of Texas because they were
American Indians who fought with Texas during the Civil War.
African Americans who guarded the Texas frontier after the Civil War.
Anglo Americans who sided with Mexico before the Texas Revolution.
Mexican Americans who defended the Alamo during the Texas Revolution.
Which of the following factors was MOST effective in preventing the settlement of West Texas?
poor, rock soil
Native American attacks
I was the first African American to graduate from West Point and went on to serve as Buffalo Soldier on the Texas frontier. Who am I
What CONCLUSION can you draw from the map above?
All cattle trails that started in Texas led to towns in the East.
After the Civil War, ranchers used the trails to bring cattle from other states to Texas.
After the Civil War, numerous trails were added to support from growing cattle industry in Texas.
Before the Civil War, increased settlement encourage Texas ranchers to find new markets for their cattle.
Which trail ran along present-day Preston Road through Frisco?
Which country had the biggest impact on the cattle ranching industry in Texas?
Which river do you think they were crossing?
All of following are true about a cowboys EXCEPT
many were African-American and Mexican-American
they work hours were very long
they got paid a great deal of money
work was often seasonal
Which of the following would be a logical effect of the data shown on the graph?
More people moved into and moved around Texas during the Civil War period.
Railroad tracks were built more slowly in the last part of the century
More people moved into and moved around Texas in the last 25 years of the century
Railroad construction grew steadily throughout the last half of the century.
About how many more miles of track were there in 1900 than in 1880?
What is this agency?
Texas Commerce Commission
Texas Transportation Agency
Texas Regulation Agency
Texas Railroad Commission
All of the following were the result of the closing of the open range EXCEPT
new immigrants to Texas
growth of new cities
increased dependencies on cattle drives
move from subsistence to commercial farming
The men who built the state capitol in the 1880s, were given three million acres of land in the Texas Panhandle for their services. Keeping the land together made it the largest ranch in the state. What did they call the ranch?
Which of the following is a likely result of the opening of West Texas to railroads and agriculture from the settlement of previous Indian lands?
Increased number of Indian tribes in the area
Increased number of communities and therefore merchants
Decreased number of communities and merchants
No change in the social and economic status of the region
Cowboys, rather than ranch owners, opposed the use of barbed wire because it
limited access to prey
was difficult to import
limited the open range
was an expensive item to use
The 1900 Galveston Hurricane is the worst natural disaster in Texas History. In order to protect themselves from future storms, the people of Galveston
evacuated the beachfront
built a seawall
created a canal system
relocated the city
How did the Galveston Hurricane of 1900 effect the economic development of Texas?
The devastation caused a decade long recession.
Oil production never recovered to pre-hurricane levels
Major industries in Galveston moved inland to Houston.
Cotton growers were forced out of Texas to find new distributors.
How did the oil industry shape the development of Odessa?
The town suffered due to its lack of oil wells.
The town grew as the demand for oil increased.
The town become a center for oil recycling programs.
The town was crushed when oil was discovered in larger cities.
What is the historical significance of Spindletop?
Cattle were traded there.
The Texas frontier began there.
Buffalo soldiers were stationed there.
The Texas petroleum industry began there.
Which industry caused the MOST change in the economic development of East Texas during the early 1900s?
How did the increased urbanization of Texas change the types of jobs made available to people?
Jobs were only available in industries and technologies
Jobs moved from industries and technological production to farming and agriculture
The only jobs that were made available were in the area of agriculture
Jobs moved from farming and agriculture to service jobs and technological production
What event caused rural Texas to urbanize and have boomtowns develop in Texas?
Cattle trails developed in West Texas
Discovery of oil in Texas
Railroads reached West Texas