Yazoo Land Fraud: Definition & Summary


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When was the Yazoo Act was passed?

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1. Which of the following companies offered an $800,000 bid for the 35 million acres in Mississippi?

2. Even thought Georgia rescinded the Yazoo Act in 1796, the state still ran into problems because:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

While Yazoo may sound like a silly word (or a typo for a search engine), the Yazoo Land Fraud is a prime example of historical political corruption and greed. This pair of study guides will help gauge your understanding of the particulars of the Yazoo Land Fraud.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This pair of practice assessments will test you on:

  • Year the Yazoo Land Act was passed
  • Companies involved in the purchase
  • Political problems when the land act was rescinded
  • Voter response to the land act
  • Per acre price for land paid by the companies involved in the Yazoo Land Act

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - make sure you understand key concepts from the related Yazoo Land Fraud lesson
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've acquired about the companies involved in the Yazoo Land Act
  • Knowledge application - utilize your knowledge to answer questions about the results of the Yazoo Land Fraud

Additional Learning

If you want to find out more about this subject, check out the accompanying lesson titled Yazoo Land Fraud: Definition & Summary. The lesson covers the following key topics:

  • Important political figures involved in the Yazoo Land Fraud
  • Details of the conflict between the claimants and land owners
  • Financial specifics of the Yazoo Land Act, like total price paid and price per acre