Transcontinental Railroad, Homestead Act and Women's Suffrage


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Which of these was a consequence of the completion of the transcontinental railroad?

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1. Which is true of the Homestead Act?

2. Why did so many of the original homesteaders fail?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

As the United States grew and developed, different events transpired that would help to direct the course of the nation. The quiz and worksheet for this lesson will assist you as you learn about the details regarding such transformative changes and events as the Homestead Act, the vote for women and crossing the country via the transcontinental railroad.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The quiz and worksheet will test you on:

  • The completion of the transcontinental railroad
  • Components and purpose of the Homestead Act
  • The beginning of a push for women's suffrage
  • The feminist movement

Skills Practiced

These evaluations will assess your skills of:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on the Transcontinental Railroad, Homestead Act and Women's Suffrage
  • Making connections - use understanding of the incentives of the Homestead Act to see how the western United States was developed
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about women's rights in a different light
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the completion of the transcontinental railroad

Additional Learning

To fully cover all of the information in the lesson, take some time to review Transcontinental Railroad, Homestead Act and Women's Suffrage. This lesson will address these objectives in detail:

  • Know where the transcontinental railroad began and ended
  • Understand the purpose of the Homestead Act
  • Discover the results of the women's suffrage movement
  • Identify the content of the Homestead Act