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“Too Soon a Woman”. By Dorothy M. Johnson Page 114. Symbol of the sun. Illusion. disillusioned. Homestead Act 1862. The Homestead Act Land available! Come and get it! This poster told Americans about their opportunity to claim land and farm it, thanks to the Homestead Act.

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too soon a woman

“Too Soon a Woman”

By Dorothy M. Johnson

Page 114

homestead act 1862
Homestead Act 1862
  • The Homestead Act
  • Land available! Come and get it! This poster told Americans about their opportunity to claim land and farm it, thanks to the Homestead Act.
  • President Abraham Lincoln signed the Homestead Act on May 20, 1862, to spur Western migration.
  • How did a person get 160 acres of one's own land? You had to be a U.S. citizen and 21 years of age. By paying a filing fee of $10 and residing on your new farm in the West for at least five years, the land would be yours. A great deal, but it took 20 years to get the Act passed. Why?
  • Northern businessmen thought free land would lower propert
motivation
Motivation
  • A reason for behavior.
  • Character—essential qualities
quarrelsome
quarrelsome
  • Quarrel
  • Argue
  • Fight
possible themes
Possible themes
  • Sometimes when situations are life or death, extreme measures are necessary.
  • A person can demonstrate responsibility beyond his or her years.
  • Sometimes patience or waiting is necessary to experience a positive outcome.
theme is a general insight about life beyond the literature
Theme is a general insight about life beyond the literature.
  • The theme in Dorothy M. Johnson’s short story “Too Soon A Woman” is a person can demonstrate responsibility beyond his or her years