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Reconstruction #2

Quiz by John Frieser

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  • Q1
    After the Civil War, many owners of large plantations in the South responded to the loss of enslaved labor by
    paying wages to farm workers who had migrated from the North
    selling their plantations to formerly enslaved persons
    hiring Irish immigrants to do the work of freedom
    creating tenant farms and sharecropping
  • Q2
    The Reconstruction Era ended when congressional Democrats agreed to the election of Rutherford B. Hayes, and the Republicans promised to do what?
    withdraw Federal troops from the South
    do away with the electoral college
    give each freedman 40 acres and a mule
    repeal the 15th amendment
  • Q3
    After 1877, racial segregation became widespread in the South primarily as a result of the
    decline of the Ku Klux Klan
    passage of Jim Crow laws
    activities of the Freedmen's Bureau
    stationing of federal troops in the South
  • Q4
    Literacy tests and grandfather clauses were enacted in the South after the Reconstruction Era primarily to
    guarantee that voters could read and write
    limit the number of African American voters
    ensure that formerly enslaved persons met property requirements
    increase the number of women voters
  • Q5
    The label "Solid South" was applied to the former Confederate States after Reconstruction because they
    rejected efforts to pass Jim Crow laws
    continued to support abolitionist causes
    consistently supported the Democratic Party
    could not participate in national politics

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