Illinois History: Early Migrations & Achieving Statehood


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What did the Northwest Ordinance do?

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1. About how many years passed between the creation of the Illinois Territory and the creation of the state of Illinois?

2. Which of these issues about statehood was the federal government willing to overlook in the case of Illinois?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Thanks to this quiz and worksheet, you can see what you know about Illinois history. For the quiz, you will need to know what the Northwest Ordinance did and know about slavery in early Illinois.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These materials help assess your knowledge of:

  • How Pope got the northern border moved to Fort Dearborn
  • Issue that the federal government was going to overlook for Illinois regarding statehood
  • The Northwest Ordinance
  • Slavery in the state of Illinois in 1818

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained regarding whether or not slavery was permitted in Illinois in 1818
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important details from the history lesson on Illinois
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to determine what the Northwest Ordinance did

Additional Learning

To learn more about this state, use the lesson called Illinois History: Early Migrations & Achieving Statehood. Use this lesson to:

  • Review early migrations to Illinois
  • Examine important historical events for Illinois
  • Learn about the importance of Fort Dearborn
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History of the State of Illinois
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