Chapter 6: Essay Questions
Please choose ONE of the following questions to answer in an essay form. The criteria for an acceptable essay must include: a topic sentence, three supporting arguments with examples and a conclusion. The outline below may be used during the quiz but only the outline.
· What are some of the reasons that the Populist Party appealed to so many people in the late 1800s? (hint: the economy, responsiveness of the government, the railroads and/or the development of the Grange or Farmers Alliance)
· List and explain three reasons why people emigrated to the cities.
· Identify some of the results of the rapid urbanization. Discuss three of the urban problems and what was done to help those that lived in the cities.
· At the turn of the century, what policies and practices kept African Americans in the south from realizing their full political and social rights? (Hints: voting, segregation, role of the government)