Timeline of U.S. History: Key Movements & Major Themes


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Which took place between the 1760s - 1783?

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1. Which was fought between the anti-slavery North and the pro-slavery South?

2. Modernization, including the rapid advance of the railroad and the electrification of America, took place during this era, lasting from the 1870s to 1900:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Compared to other countries of the world, the United States is relatively young. Nonetheless, U.S. history is filled with several historical events. Complete this assessment to test your knowledge regarding these events.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The objective of this assessment is to test your knowledge of:

  • American history during the 1700s
  • U.S. expansion
  • Wars the U.S. fought in
  • Industrial revolutions

Skills Practiced

Some of the skills you will be practicing as you complete this assessment include:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson about American history
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding U.S. history
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding events in U.S. history and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

For a fast and effective review of the events covered in the assessment and more, study the lesson Timeline of U.S. History: Key Moments & Major Themes. With this lesson, you will review:

  • The creation of the U.S.
  • Who the founding fathers were
  • The Antebellum Period of U.S. history
  • Manifest Destiny
  • Events of the 1900s