Farming in the American West in the Early 1900s


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Which of these acts gave 160 acres of unsettled land to anyone who lived on it and cultivated if for 5 years?

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1. A person who farms rented land is known as a _____.

2. Which of these was NOT usually an obstacle for the 19th century farmer of the West?

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About This Video & Quiz

Farming in the American West in the early 1900s was supported by legislation and various types of farmers. However there were also obstacles to farming during this era. Use this quiz to test your knowledge about the region-specific farming of this time.

Quiz and Worksheet Goals

This quiz will test your knowledge of the following information:

  • Act that influenced farming
  • Obstacles faced by farmers during the century
  • Facts about the railroad in the 19th century
  • What happened when crops were overproduced

Skills Practiced

The quiz will test the following skills:

  • Making Connections - use your understanding of the American West in the early 1900s to answer questions about challenges that farmers faced
  • Information Recall - access the knowledge you have gained to answer questions about rented land for farming
  • Knowledge Application - apply knowledge to answer questions about crop production

Additional Learning

By reviewing the lesson titled Farming in the American West in the Early 1900s, you will learn the following information:

  • Cause of an influx of western settlers willing to farm
  • Supply and demand factors related to farming
  • What caused farms to close