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Effects of Industrialization

Quiz by Catherine Chesser

Grade 8
Social Studies (2018)
Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS)

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Social Studies (2018)
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113.20.10.C
113.20.12.B
113.20.23.B
113.20.23.D
113.20.23.E
113.20.28.A
113.20.28.B

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  • Q1

    The statistics in this table illustrate population changes associated with-

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    The establishment of a federal income tax

    A prolonged food shortage in the United States

    The rise of industrialism in the United States

    A lenghty war over disputed territory

    120s
    113.20.10.C
  • Q2

    The completion of the Erie Canal played a role in which development?

    Washington, D.C. becoming the cultural and political center of the nation

    Boston becoming one of the country's largest transportation hubs

    New Orleans becoming a leader in manufacturing and overseas trade

    New York City becoming a vital commercial center with the nation's busiest seaport

    120s
    113.20.10.C
  • Q3

    Why did slavery become a widespread practice in the United States during the early nineteenth century?

    The need for agricultural labor expanded as a result of increased cotton production

    Improved transportation systems made it easier for workers to migrate

    The system of indentured servitude was banned

    Advancements in technology increased the need for skilled workers

    120s
    113.20.12.B
  • Q4

    Which change occured as a direct result of these developments?

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    A reduction of the number of skilled workers in northern states

    The expansion of manufacturing into western territories

    A reduction of trade with European countries

    The expansion of slavery into newly developed territories

    120s
    113.20.12.B
  • Q5

    Which of these best completes the diagram?

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    The number of immigrants arriving at Southern port cities increases

    The demand for slaves increases in the South

    More textile factories are established in the South

    More tobacco and food crops are cultivated on Southern plantations

    120s
    113.20.12.B
  • Q6

    How did the plantation system influence the economic development of the United States?

    It restricted agricultural expansion into western territories

    It turned the South into a major producer of cotton for northern textile mills

    It prevented the development of industry in the Northeast

    It increased federal dependency on tariffs for revenue

    120s
    113.20.12.B
  • Q7

    This political slogan is from the mid 1800s. What motivated some people to support this nativist slogan?

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    A rejection of Anti-American influence following the Battle of San Jacinto and the addition of new territories.

    An affirmation of states' rights by Jefferson Davis and the belief that tariffs are unAmerican

    The desire for an independent country free from foreign rule and unfair mercantile economic policies

    Large scale immigration and the belief that immigrants stole jobs from native born Americans

    120s
    113.20.23.B
  • Q8

    Which inference about the Know Nothing Party is supported by the excerpt?

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    The Party was in favor of universal suffrage

    The party encouraged western migrations of settlers

    It's members opposed the enforcement of the Fugitive Slave Law in the Northeast

    It's members blamed Irish immigrants for taking away jobs.

    120s
    113.20.23.B
  • Q9

    Which sentence best completes the diagram?

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    Farms experienced a shortage of labor

    Cities grew rapidly

    Demand for artisans increased

    Government regulations of factories increased

    120s
    113.20.23.B
  • Q10

    Which group was responsible for these contributions to American culture?

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    German Americans

    Italian Americans

    Irish Americans

    Chinese Americans

    120s
    113.20.23.D
  • Q11

    During the early to mid 1800s, many young women were employed outside their homes as-

    legal counselors in state courts

    staff reporters for local newspapers

    cloth weavers in textile mills

    crew members on cargo ships

    120s
    113.20.23.E
  • Q12

    Which effect did these innovations have on life in the United States?

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    Natural fertilizer became more effective

    Finding water to irrigate crops became easier

    Crop production became more efficient

    Harvest season could last longer

    120s
    113.20.28.A
  • Q13

    These innovations in agriculture and industry resulted in-

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    decreased profits for investors

    more efficient production of goods

    higher consumer costs

    less consumer choice

    120s
    113.20.28.A
  • Q14

    The canals shown on this map caused-

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    increased competition among cotton producers in the South

    a decline in international trade going through Atlantic port cities

    the rapid growth of urban centers along the canal routes

    a decline in farming areas far from the canal routes

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    113.20.28.B
  • Q15

    What was one result of industrialization in the United States during the mid-1800s

    Job opportunties decreased

    Sectional differences increased

    Fewer public lands were devoted to transporation

    The federal government prohibited immigration

    120s
    113.20.28.B

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