Problem Solving Assessments for Chapter 16:
The West After the Civil War


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. 16 Questions     Ch. 16 Answers

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  1. After the Civil War, the West developed rapidly. There were new resources and opportunities for people to earn money. Can you think of any problems that came along with the new growth? [audio]

  2. In 1867, the Indian Peace Commission said that The Native Americans could be treated better only if they got rid of their tribes. Then, they could be U.S. citizens and own property. What do you think of this statement? Can you think of any support for the other side?[audio]

  3. If you could rewrite history, how might you avoid the battles between the Native Americans? What could the United States Government have done differently? What could the Native Americans have done differently? What do you think would have happened if both sides took your advice?[audio]

  4. Farmers on small farms in the West had a hard time making money. They experienced difficulties such as high interest rates, harsh weather and conflict with Native Americans. Often, big companies made large profits, while small farms struggled. Can you think of any problems that farmers today have? How are these problems similar to those in the chapter? How are they different?[audio]

  5. If the United States experienced a huge increase in population today, what problems do you think might result?[audio]