The Lowell Mill Girls & Their Working Conditions


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In the mid-1800s, the Lowell mills were textile manufacturing plants that did what?

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1. Because the young women would be working far away from home, Francis Cabot Lowell made what decision about his employees' living circumstances?

2. How did Francis Cabot Lowell make sure that the girls did not fall into disrepute while working at his mills?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet includes questions covering key historical details of Lowell Mills and the women who worked there, providing an easy way to verify your knowledge of the subject.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll be tested on historical facts about:

  • The timeline of the Lowell Mills
  • Where the Lowell Mill girls stayed
  • The nickname of the youngest mill girls
  • What happened when boardinghouse rent went up
  • The positive aspects of the Lowell Mill living station

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the history surrounding the Lowell Mills working and living conditions
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the younger workers of the Lowell Mills
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on the more positive traits of Lowell Mill living

Additional Learning

To learn more about the history behind the Lowell Mill Girls, you can check out the accompanying lesson: The Lowell Mill Girls and Their Working Conditions. Within this lesson, you'll find the following objectives:

  • Understand the conditions for women in the 1800's key to their large participation in Lowell Mill employment
  • Know who the term 'female operatives' referred to
  • Learn about spinning mules
  • Familiarize yourself with the criticism of conditions at Lowell Mills
  • Understand both the pros and cons of life at Lowell Mills