Economic Developments in the North: A Commercial Revolution


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Where did most of Lowell's factory girls come from initially?

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1. What industry did John Deere and Cyrus McCormick work in?

2. Who was an artist that revolutionized communications technology?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and its associated worksheet will help you quickly gauge how much you know about economic development and commerce in the North during the period before the Civil War. Some of the things you'll need to know to pass the quiz include the industry that John Deere and Cyrus McCormick worked in and the direct effect of industrialization.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The practice questions will ask you about the following:

  • Origin of most of Lowell's factory girls
  • John Deere and Cyrus McCormick's industry
  • Advances in communications technology
  • Factories in the early 19th century
  • Direct effect of industrialization

Skills Practiced

  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about Northern economic development in a different light
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding 19th-century innovations
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about industrialization and inventions in the first half of the 19th century

Additional Learning

To learn more about this period of history, review the related lesson titled Economic Developments in the North: A Commercial Revolution. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Discuss the diverging economic trends between North and South
  • Learn about 19th-century inventors and innovations
  • Explore the effects and consequences of northern commerce
  • Discuss the role of corporations