- What generalizations can be made about the growth of Iowa's towns and cities from 1850 to 1860? (Identify 3 generalizations.)
- Identify the town/cities with the most significant growth between 1850 and 1860. Being sure to consider factors like the geography, infer as to what contributed to the growth.
- What are some of the possible explanations for a significant difference between the number of men and women in a particular location?
1850 Census: "Table II: Population by Subdivisions of Counties," The Seventh Census of the United States, 1853. Courtesy of U.S. Census
1860 Census: "Table No. 3 - Population of Cities, Towns, &c.," The Eighth Census of the United States, 1864. Courtesy of U.S. Census