The Establishment of Modern Police Forces in 19th Century U.S.

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Where were police often associated with Slave Patrols?

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1. Keeping large amounts of recent immigrants from revolting was a job of which region's police?

2. U.S. Marshalls and Sheriffs were underfunded in which of these regions?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

With the motto 'to serve and protect', police officers in the United States possess a unique history. To successfully pass this quiz, you will need to understand the historical development of the American police force.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

To prove you understand this topic, you will be quizzed on:

  • The geographical location of the Slave Patrols
  • Where police suppressed immigration revolts
  • What part of the US underfunded the U.S. Marshalls and Sheriffs

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the Pinkertons
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information regarding who reformed the NYPD
  • Making connections - use understanding of the events that influenced the development of the modern day police force

Additional Learning

To learn more on this topic, be certain to read the accompanying lesson titled The Establishment of Modern Police Forces in 19th Century U.S. The lesson covers:

  • How funding and economics influenced the development of a police force
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  • How the NYPD was reformed
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