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property owned by black residents in Washington D.C 1830-1860

property value(dollars)-no. of owners
1830 1840 1850 1860

1-200 26 30 21 8
200-400 20 35 58 51
400-600 13 26 32 69
600-800 7 16 20 61
800-1000 2 5 11 48
1000-1500 2 8 19 69
1500-2000 1 1 1 21
2000-2500 1 2 4 20
2500-3000 1 0 1 10
3000-3500 1 0 1 8
3500-4000 0 0 0 5
4000-4500 0 0 0 4
Totals 74 123 168 374

2) Which of the following, if true, would best explain the material presented in the table?
a)the total value of property owned by black residents in Washington during the 1830-1860 period was similar to that in other cities during this period.
b)rising standards of living allowed an increasing number of black residents to own property during the 1830-1860 period.
c)property values throughout Washington were higher in 1860 than they were in 1830.
d)many black property owners changed residences several times during the 1830-1860 period.

  • critical thinking -

    Let's study your options.

    a) Does the table have anything about other cities?
    b) Did the number of black owners increase in this time period?
    c) Does the table show an increase in property values?
    d) Does the table support this statement?

    If you post your answer, we'll be glad to check it and discuss it further.

  • critical thinking -

    the number of black owners increased during the 1830-1860 period

  • critical thinking -

    I guess my answer would be "B". Am I right? Thanks

  • critical thinking -

    B sounds right.

    =)

  • critical thinking -

    Thank you for your help.

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