U.S. Civil War Technology: Advancements & Facts


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Who is recognized for the first patent of the telegraph?

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1. The first major battle of the American Civil War, Bull Run, was a southern victory. What use of technology led to this victory?

2. What inventor created the world's first combat submarine?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet will test your understanding of U.S. Civil War technology. Important topics include the first telegraph and the battle of Bull Run.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Answer questions on these points:

  • The world's first combat submarine
  • Hot air balloons used by the military
  • Pioneer of photography during the Civil War

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about technology that was used during the Civil War
  • Making connections - use your understanding of an advancement in photography and how it was associated with the Civil War
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the inventor of the first telegraph and the technology that was used in the first battle of the war

Additional Learning

For more, you can review the accompanying lesson named U.S. Civil War Technology: Advancements & Facts. The following topics will be addressed:

  • Overview of the Civil War in America
  • Communication during the war
  • Confederate General Joseph Johnson
  • The USS Housatonic sunk by a hand-cranked submarine
  • Surveillance hot air balloons
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