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Reconstruction Era - Chapter 14

Quiz by Leslie Pair

Grade 8
Social Studies
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  • Q1
    the period after the Civil War in the United States when the southern states were reorganized and reintegrated into the Union
  • Q2
    Laws denying most legal rights to newly freed slaves; passed by southern states following the Civil War
    "Black Codes"
  • Q3
    Acted as a welfare agency to help the poor and war veterans. Largest accomplishment was in education.
    Freedman's Bureau, 1865
  • Q4
    Political party that favored harsh punishment of Southern states after civil war
    Radical Republicans
  • Q5
    Passed over Andrew Johnson's veto, the bill aimed to counteract the Black Codes by conferring citizenship on African Americans and making it a crime to deprive blacks of their rights to sue, testify in court, or hold property.
    Civil Rights Bill
  • Q6
    The constitutional amendment ratified after the Civil War that forbade slavery and involuntary servitude.
    Thirteenth Amendment
  • Q7
    A constitutional amendment giving full rights of citizenship to all people born or naturalized in the United States, except for American Indians.
    Fourteenth Amendment
  • Q8
    The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of race, color, or previous condition of servitude.
    Fifteenth Amendment
  • Q9
    Required the president to seek approval from the Senate before removing appointees.
    Tenure of Office Act
  • Q10
    A derogatory term applied to Northerners who migrated south during the Reconstruction to take advantage of opportunities to advance their own fortunes by buying up land from desperate Southerners and by manipulating new black voters to obtain lucrative government contracts.
  • Q11
    A derogatory term for Southerners who were working with the North to buy up land from desperate Southerners
  • Q12
    was the 1st African American to serve in congress, took over Jefferson Davis' Senate seat.
    Hiram Rhodes Revels
  • Q13
    A system used on southern farms after the Civil War in which farmers worked land owned by someone else in return for a small portion of the crops.
  • Q14
    After the Civil War, southerners promoted a new vision for a self-sufficient southern economy built on modern capitalist values, industrial growth, and improved transportation.
    "New South"
  • Q15
    Passed in 1862, it gave 160 acres of public land to any settler who would farm the land for five years. The settler would only have to pay a registration fee of $25.
    Homestead Act

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