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The Influence of Geography on the Development of Texas

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Prior to the arrival of Europeans, which of these parts of Texas contained settled, agricultural societies?

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1. Which of these was first major European industry to develop in Texas?

2. The people of Texas developed their own identity and seceded from Mexico largely thanks to what geographic factor?

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Take a few minutes to answer the quiz questions we've included in this worksheet to help you test yourself on the influence of geography on the development of Texas. Just a few of the topics covered here include the first European industry to develop in Texas and when the Texas oil boom began.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this quiz to see if you understand:

  • Which parts of Texas contained agricultural societies prior to the arrival of Europeans
  • Which industry was the first European industry to develop in Texas
  • The geographic factor that led the people of Texas to develop their own identity
  • The year the Texas oil boom began
  • How Texan cattle were brought to markets for most of the 19th century

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  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the geographic factor that caused Texans to develop their own identity
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the way cattle from Texas were brought to market for most of the 19th century and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the parts of Texas that contained agricultural societies prior to the arrival of Europeans

Additional Learning

Check out this lesson called The Influence of Geography on the Development of Texas to learn more about this subject. This lesson is designed to help you achieve the following:

  • Identify one of the most notable water systems in Texas
  • Differentiate between pueblos and mound-builders
  • Explain the unification of the Texicans and the Tejanos in the 1830s and for what purpose
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