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8th Grade Social Studies Homework Assignments

Due Friday, September 15, 2006

 

I. Industry in the North

 

 

Answer the questions below in complete sentences on a separate sheet of paper.

1. What three inventions helped change farming and manufacturing in the North?

2. Graph Skills By about how many miles of track did the railroads grow between 1840 and 1860?

 

II. Life in the North

 

Answer the following questions in complete sentences on a separate sheet of paper.

1. Why did northern workers begin to form unions?

2. Chart Skills What was one cause and one effect of immigration?

 

 

III. Cotton Kingdom in the South

 

Answer the following questions in complete sentences on a separate sheet of paper.

1. How did the cotton gin affect the production of cotton in the South?

2. Graph Skills How many slaves were there in 1820? In 1860?


IV. Life in the South

 

Answer the following questions in complete sentences on a separate sheet of paper.

1. What were some ways African Americans struggled against slavery?

2. Diagram Skills What percentage of people in the South were enslaved? What percentage were whites who owned no slaves at all?