Life in the North After the Civil War


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1. Industrial and technological progress made during the Civil War affected life for civilians after the war. Which of the following aspects of Northern industry and technological infrastructure advanced during the war?

2. After the civil war, which of the following causes did Black citizens in the North fight for?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The American Civil War influenced not just the political world, but every aspect of the culture. This quiz will help you gauge your knowledge of the important factors that influenced life after the Civil War in the North.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This assessment gauges your level of understanding about changes in life in the North after the Civil War including:

  • Politics
  • Industry and technology
  • Civil rights
  • Economic strength

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson about how the Civil War sculpted life in the North
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast economic strengths of the North and South
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about political changes and civil rights

Additional Learning

For more on the postbellum North, review the lesson titled Life in the North After the Civil War. This goes further in-depth on:

  • Education and communication
  • Migration and the economy
  • The Fifteenth Amendment and civil rights