Problem Solving Assessments for Chapter 11:
People's Rights Problems


In this chapter, a number of questions are presented after brief sections of text. Following is a pdf for the questions as well as the answers. Click on either one to have it printed.

Ch. 11 Questions     Ch. 11 Answers

Your Name:

  1. Westward expansion caused people's rights and economic problems for Native Americans as well as people of Mexican descent. What are some examples of these problems that were discussed in the chapter?

  2. The Revolutionary War just ended. As a member of the Oregon House of Representatives, you are voting on whether Oregon should be a slave state or a free state. What factors do you need to consider? How will this affect your vote?

  3. How would the U.S. be different today if slavery still existed?

  4. We often think back to the slavery period in our history and wonder how people could treat other people so badly. However, slavery still exists today in some countries. Give some examples of ways/places that slavery still exists.

  5. Imagine what the U.S. might be like today without the invention of the cotton gin and the practice of primogeniture. Do you think things would have turned out differently? If so, why? If not, why not?