What Sorts of Topics Would Be Covered on an Eight-Grade History Quiz?


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The Industrial Revolution, Westward Expansion and The Great Depression are a few topics covered in an eighth-grade history quiz. A few other topics include slavery, political parties and war history.

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The Industrial Revolution covers inventions and inventors such as Thomas Edison, Graham Bell and the Wright Brothers, and it may also include the oil and steel industry and the history and growth of the railroad sector. Additional topics may include the Haymarket Square riots, the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire, The Pullman Strike and information about corporations and small businesses, unions, strikes, and child labor.

The Westward Expansion includes topics such as boom towns, ghost towns, life on the homestead, sodbusters and cowhands, Chinese immigrants and Native Americans. The Great Depression chapters revolve around Black Tuesday, Roosevelt?s presidency, the Bonus Army and Hoover?s involvement and the Dust Bowl. Slavery in America comprises of the social, economic and political factors that lead to slavery along with an overview of the slavery system, accounts from slaves, slavery issues and slavery movements.

Political parties in USA question the history and development of Federalists and Republicans from 1780s to 1900s. War topics identify the causes and consequences of the French and Indian War, the Revolutionary War, the War of 1812, World War I and World War II.

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