The Evolution of Places & Regions in the United States


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In colonial times, what was the primary land use in the United States?

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1. Which of the following was the primary cause of the expansion of farmland in the early United States?

2. During the industrial revolution, what were the main changes in land use?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The United States is a very large country in terms of landmass. Because of this, the U.S. has a diverse number of different regions within it. This quiz/worksheet combo will help you test your understanding of the various regions within the United States, and their evolution in American history. Some things you'll be assessed on include initial use of land in Colonial times, the causes of the expansion of farmland, and how land use changed throughout history.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on:

  • How land was originally used in Colonial times
  • Why farmland expanded as time went on
  • How land use changed in the Industrial Revolution
  • What is Silicon Valley
  • What is wilderness

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the main changes in land use during the Industrial Revolution
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer a question about the primary cause of the expansion of farmland
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the meaning of wilderness and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

To learn more about regions in the United States, review the accompanying lesson, The Evolution of Places & Regions in the United States. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Changes in land use in the U.S.
  • Wilderness and farmland
  • Industry and urban areas
  • Technology