Urbanization During the Second Industrial Revolution in America: Effects & Problems


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Why was there a sudden growth of northern urban population centers in the late 19th century?

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1. Which terms best describe urban life in the late 1800s and early 1900s?

2. Which of these was NOT part of the urban planning reform movements around the turn of the 20th century?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

These assessments will hep you check your understanding of urbanization and the problems it presented during the Second Industrial Revolution in America. To pass the quiz you will need to know about urban reform and the cause of urban growth in the late 19th century.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these history assessments you'll be tested on the following aspects of urbanization:

  • Growth of northern urban population centers
  • What urban life was like during the late 1800s
  • Urban planning reform movements
  • Goal of muckrakers

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on urbanization during America's second industrial revolution
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the conditions of urban life during that time
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the rise of urban planning

Additional Learning

To learn more about city life at the turn of the century, view or read the accompanying lesson called Urbanization During the Second Industrial Revolution in America: Effects & Problems. This history video-lecture covers the following objectives:

  • Identify key population statistics during the early urbanization of America
  • Understand the impact of a spike in immigration
  • Recognize problems that arose as a result of urbanization
  • Identify the main focus of urban planning