Erie Canal: Definition, History & Facts


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Where is the Erie Canal located?

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1. Who was responsible for proposing the construction of the Erie Canal?

2. How did the Erie Canal contribute to the growth of industrialization in America?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and corresponding worksheet gauge your understanding of the history of the Erie Canal. Topics you'll need to know to pass the quiz include why the canal was built and how it contributed to progress in America.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to assess your knowledge of:

  • Where the Erie Canal was built
  • How its creation impacted travel and shipping
  • Dewitt Clinton's support for the project
  • The canal's impact on industrialization and urbanization

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz let you practice the following skills:

  • Information recall- access the knowledge you've gained regarding the history of the Erie Canal
  • Knowledge application- use your knowledge to answer questions about the importance of the canal
  • Making connections- correlate the building of the Erie Canal with the changes it made in 19th century America

Additional Learning

To learn more about the Erie Canal, review the accompanying lesson on the History of the Erie Canal. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Explains what the Erie Canal is
  • Discusses how the building of the canal fostered industrial and urban progress
  • Details the goals of the construction of the Erie Canal
  • Explores the support given to the project