Michigan's Economy from 1941-Present


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What was Michigan's main contribution to America's wartime effort in World War II?

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1. What happened to Michigan's economy immediately after the end of World War II?

2. What does the term ''Motown'' describe?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet set will help you see what you know about the economy of Michigan. You will be asked to discuss this state's history and the modern state of its economy.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these questions to make sure you understand:

  • The first car company founded in Detroit
  • Michigan agriculture
  • The growth of Michigan's tourism industry

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the material, such as the 20th-century event that had the biggest effect on Detroit's auto industry
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as the arsenal of democracy
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the very first automobile company to set up shop in Detroit

Additional Learning

If you want to know more about the economy of this American state, read the lesson titled Michigan's Economy from 1941-Present. You will explore topics like:

  • Other car companies with factories in Michigan
  • Major cities in Michigan
  • Economies of scale