Historical Comprehension: Drawing Upon Data in Historical Maps
Examine the 1794 “Map of the State of Kentucky: with the Adjoining Territories” showing the physical features of the land and a large tract of land in Southwestern territory (currently northwestern Tennessee) that was reserved for North Carolina Revolutionary War veterans.
- What can you discern from the map about the grant of western lands to Revolutionary War veterans?
- Why do you think North Carolina set aside these lands for veterans? What would the state have to gain from the opening of the western frontier?