Problems of Urbanization and Daily Life in the North


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Why would most Americans have been unlikely to read a Douay Bible in the 19th century?

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1. Which of the following most accurately describes the settlement of immigrants in the mid-19th century?

2. Why were workers often and easily fired during the 1830s?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The Antebellum era was the period of time preceding the Civil War. Answer multiple-choice questions to determine what you know about this significant stage of American history.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz/worksheet will ask questions relating to:

  • Wage slavery
  • The significance of the Douay Bible
  • City with the largest population of free blacks
  • Origins of factory workers
  • Immigration during the mid-19th century

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet help students practice the following skills:

  • Making connections - Use understanding of daily life during the Antebellum era to answer questions
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as wage slavery
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding immigration in the Antebellum era

Additional Learning

To learn more about life in the Antebellum era, see the accompanying lesson, Problems of Urbanization and Daily Life in the North, which covers:

  • Urbanization
  • Industrialization and the rise of labor unions
  • Nativism and northern racism