How Geography Influenced the Early United States


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Which of the following is NOT a reason that many early colonies in what is now the United States failed?

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1. Which of the following was NOT a factor that caused people to move west?

2. Which of the following is NOT a challenge faced when moving west?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet combo will help check your understanding of the lesson on geography's influence on the early U.S. Some of the information that you will be assessed on include American colonies that failed and the western expansion.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on:

  • The Gold Rush
  • Natural resources effect on settlement development
  • Causes for failed colony settlements
  • Challenges faced by western settlers
  • Causes of western expansion

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on geography's influence on the early U.S.
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the western expansion
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as the Gold Rush
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the effects of natural resources on the development of settlements

Additional Learning

To learn more about this topic, review the accompanying lesson called How Geography Influenced the Early United States. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Identify the initial reasons for the colonization of America
  • Understand the difficulties in the western expansion
  • Recognize the impact of the Gold Rush on western settlements