The Regulator Movement: History & Significance


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What happened to most of the Regulators after the Battle of Alamance?

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1. What was the most significant cause of socioeconomic difference between eastern and western North Carolinians?

2. How did Governor William Tryon initially upset the Regulators when he arrived to office?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Take this quiz and see what you know about the Regulator Movement. Key points on the worksheet/quiz include something that happened with the Regulators after the Battle of Alamance and the cause of the socioeconomic difference between eastern and western North Carolinians.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You'll be responsible for answering questions on these topics:

  • The way in which Governor William Tryon upset the Regulators
  • Characteristics of the Battle of Alamance
  • Source of the name 'Regulators'

Skills Practiced

  • Making connections - use your understanding of the connection between Governor William Tryon's arrival in office and the Regulators
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the outcome of the Battle of Alamance
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast the major socioeconomic difference between eastern and western North Carolinians

Additional Learning

For more on the conflict, you can read the lesson named The Regulator Movement: History & Significance. You'll be learning about the following topics:

  • Years during which the Regulator Movement took place
  • Public protests and a proclamation from royal governor Arthur Dobbs
  • Continued uprisings in Orange County
  • Battle of Alamance in Hillsborough