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Historical Inquiry with the Statistical Atlas of the United States (1870) Population Maps

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This activity features a primary source from the Fed's online archive, FRASER. The activity allows students to see maps depicting the best data available for the U.S. population at the time and to practice historical inquiry skills. The activity may be used as a way to introduce early migration or as a supplemental activity.

•  Activity (pdf)

Supplemental materials:
•  PDF1_SA1790_1860Maps

•  PDF2_SA1830_40Maps

•  PDF3_SA1850Map

•  PDF4_SA1860Map

•  PDF5_SA1870Map

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Audience:   High School, Middle School
Language:   English
Subjects:   History, Geography
Resource Types:   Activity, Primary Source Documents
Concepts:   Human Capital, Factors of Production/Productive Resources