History of Michigan from 1837-1860: Economy & Politics


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What was the Toledo War?

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1. While the Lower Peninsula was largely agricultural, what activity dominated the economy of the Upper Peninsula?

2. Which of the following was the predominant immigrant group to the lower peninsula of Michigan?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz will ask you about Michigan's political, social and economic history during the mid-1800s. You'll answer questions about the state's Upper and Lower Peninsulas, as well as the popularity of Republicans during this time period.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

To pass the quiz, you'll need to:

  • Define the Toledo War
  • Choose the activity that dominated the Upper Peninsula's economy
  • Identify the Lower Peninsula's predominant immigrant group
  • Name the two major political parties during the Second Party System
  • Know why Republicans were popular in Michigan

Skills Practiced

You'll get practice applying the following skills:

  • Knowledge application - use what you know about Michigan's peninsulas to answer questions about the Lower Peninsula
  • Information recall - access knowledge you've gained regarding the popularity of Republicans in Michigan
  • Defining key concepts - make sure you can accurately define the Toledo War

Additional Learning

To learn more about Michigan's history during this time period, review the lesson entitled History of Michigan from 1837-1860: Economy & Politics. The lesson helps you:

  • Learn how locals refer to the Upper Peninsula
  • Name important Michigan politicians from this time period
  • Summarize the rise of the Republicans