Illinois Economy: Influences & Development - Quiz & Worksheet


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Which one of these was the first major industry in the state of Illinois?

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1. What is the connection between Illinois agriculture and the financial industry?

2. Why did many companies want immigrant labor to come to Chicago?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Find out what you know about the establishment of the Illinois economy with this quiz and worksheet combination. You'll be answering study questions on topics like the first major industry in the state and the way the state is connected to the industry of finance.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

See how much you know about these key points:

  • Immigrant labor in Chicago
  • Advantages of the Chicago canals in the 1800s and 1900s
  • Reasons why immigrants moved to Chicago

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on the establishment of the Illinois economy
  • Making connections - use your understanding of immigration to Chicago to recognize why many Chicago companies wanted to hire immigrants
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the first major industry in the state and the Chicago canals

Additional Learning

Study more on the economy of this U.S. state with the lesson named Illinois Economy: Influences & Development. Areas of interest are listed below:

  • Changes associated with the history of the Illinois economy
  • Geography of the state
  • Growth in manufacturing, labor and public transportation
Final Exam
Chapter Exam
History of the State of Illinois
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