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PART A A History of Women in America   Chapter 11 Study Guide   Remember to incorporate the question into your answer

History

PART A

A History of Women in America

 

Chapter 11 Study Guide

 

Remember to incorporate the question into your answer. For example, #1’s answer could begin with: “Women in the West were a combination of…”

 

1. What were women in the West a combination of?

 

2. Write three sentences comparing Western women to Eastern women.

 

3. What was Western women’s role?

 

4. How did most women feel about moving West?

 

5. What kind of freedom did the men experience that the women didn’t?

 

6. In one word, describe a condition the women had to deal with.

 

7. Write two statements describing Abigail Duniway’s life.

 

8. What were two requirements Western women needed but Eastern women didn’t?

 

9. What did Nannie Alderson like about the West?

 

10. In the West, what was respect given for? How does this compare with qualities that people respect today?

 

11. What kind of women populated the frontier towns of the “Wild” West?

 

12. How were nonwhite women treated?

 

13. How did men of both races view rape?

 

14. Why did white women try to hide that they had been raped? Does this still occur today?

 

15. What kind of legal rights were women in the Western territory granted?

 

16. How did the Homestead Acts try to provide for women?

 

17. What was the most radical legal right granted to Western women?

 

18. What effect did women on juries have?

 

19. What effect did women voting have? Do women still seem to have this effect today?

 

20. What was Wyoming’s legislature’s response to Congress’s hesitance to admitting

 

Wyoming as a state with women suffrage being allowed?

 

21. Why were women allowed to vote in Utah?

 

22. Who was Carrie Chapman Catt?

 

23. Where can the evolution of women’s influence in the West be seen the best?

 

24. What was “the Crusade”? How might this be compared to MADD today?

 

25. Who was Carrie Nation?

 

26. What was women’s first truly national woman’s organization?

 

27. Who was Frances Willard?

 

28. What else did Willard want the WCTU to address?

 

 

 

PART B (ESSAY QUESTIONS)

What factors account for the dramatic growth in business after the Civil War?

 

What factors shaped the growth of labor unions during this period?

 

One of the goals of the New South prophets was a diversified agriculture. What factors stood in the way of this goal?

 

In what ways did the Bourbons’ emphasis on economy affect the South?

 

PART C

What sort of frustrations would you have felt after the Civil War? When you begin your answer, indicate your gender, race, and the region you m ost associate yourself with (Southerner or Northerner). For example, begin your answer with, "As a Southern white woman, I would have been frustrated by..." Go into detail using specific material from the first couple of chapters.

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