Choose 2 (Two) of the following essay questions to answer. Because this is a Texas history course, make sure that your essay answers revolve around Texas in particular, not the United States in general.

1. What factual errors sustain the interpretation of Reconstruction as an era of injustice done by the federal government to Texans?

2. What role does the Old West era of Texas history play in the modern conception of Texan exceptionalism?

3. Why did Populists fail to unseat Democrats in state government during the 1890s?

4. Why was Ferguson impeached?

5. Explain the political effect of widespread Klan popularity in 1920s Texas.