America's Demographic Changes in the Early 1800s


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How did the Louisiana Purchase affect the United States?

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1. Why did Native Americans fight alongside the British in the War of 1812?

2. What statement appropriately analyzes the population in the United States during the 18th century?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

What led to the growth of the United States and the influx of people from various countries during its formative years, and in what areas did these people settle? You can test your understanding of events of this era using the quiz and corresponding worksheet.

Quiz and Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll be tested on:

  • The year the Louisiana Purchase took place
  • Who was president during the implementation of the Indian Removal policies
  • The nation from which the settlers of the original 13 colonies emigrated
  • The year in which Congress banned the Atlantic Slave Trade
  • Congress' first actions to establish governance over the western territories of the U.S.

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz will allow you to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information regarding the growing number of settlers entering the United States in the early 1800s
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about the settling of the United States in a different light
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as the Louisiana Purchase and Northwest Ordinance
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the treatment of Native Americans during the colonization of the United States

Additional Learning

To learn more about this time in American history, review the accompanying lesson called America's Demographic Changes in the Early 1800s. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Detail the expansion of the United States after it gained its independence following the American Revolution
  • Discuss early legislation focusing on the management of U.S. territories
  • Provide information about the settlement of land in the western part of the country
  • Describe the entry of slaves into the U.S.
  • Recount the displacement of Native Americans as a result of growing demographics