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Ch 56: Major Events & Trends in Texas History

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If you need to study Texas history for an upcoming exam, research paper or class assignment, check out this fun history chapter. The chapter offers short lessons and self-assessments that are available to study whenever your schedule allows.

Major Events & Trends in Texas History - Chapter Summary

Review the major trends and events in Texas history by working through this self-paced study guide chapter. The chapter's engaging lessons discuss the geographical factors, events, groups and historical figures that shaped the state's development. When you're finished with these lessons, you should be able to:

  • Explain how the development of Texas was influenced by its geography
  • Trace the migration from the Rust Belt to the Sun Belt
  • Identify ethic groups that live in Texas
  • Recognize individuals and events that shaped Texas during the 20th and 21st centuries
  • Describe economic activities and work patterns in the state of Texas

Complete the chapter at your own pace using any Internet-connected device. We've included short quizzes throughout the chapter so you can make sure you take away important historical terms and concepts. If you have any questions about these topics, don't hesitate to reach out to our history experts online.

5 Lessons in Chapter 56: Major Events & Trends in Texas History
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The Influence of Geography on the Development of Texas

1. The Influence of Geography on the Development of Texas

Texas is a big state, with lots of people. One thing that unites them all is a history of being impacted by the land. Let's look at Texas' history and see how it was impacted by geography.

Migration from the Rust Belt to the Sun Belt

2. Migration from the Rust Belt to the Sun Belt

There have been a few major periods of migration within the United States, each accompanied by major economic changes. In this lesson, we'll explore one of them - the migration from the Rust Belt to Sun Belt.

Ethnic Groups in Texas

3. Ethnic Groups in Texas

Texas has a very unique history, and this is reflected in the state's ethnic composition. In this lesson we'll talk about ethnicity in Texas and see what it has meant in the state's history and today.

20th & 21st Century Individuals & Events that Shaped Texas

4. 20th & 21st Century Individuals & Events that Shaped Texas

This lesson surveys the history of Texas from 1945-present. We will explore political, social, and economic dimensions of the Lone Star State while learning about important American figures who call Texas home.

Work Patterns & Economic Activities in Texas

5. Work Patterns & Economic Activities in Texas

This lesson will cover the growth of three traditional industries of Texas: cotton, ranching and oil. They dominated the Texas economy for many years but things are changing. Texas will need to look at a more diversified future with technology as a possible leader.

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