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The year is 1865 and the 13th Amendment has just been passed. Which of the following is now true?
a) Women can vote. b) Former slaves can now vote. c) Slavery in the U.S. no longer exists. d) All people born in the United States are citizens.
Reconstruction Act of 1867 • new state constitutions had to provide for universal male suffrage • new constitutions had to be approved by a majority of registered voters • states had to ratify the 14th Amendment What's the purpose of these rules?
a) to gain political support from advocates of states’ rights b) to specify how former states of the Confederacy could rejoin the Union c) to make it more difficult for newly freed slaves to enjoy the rights of citizenship d) to recognize the constitutions ratified by Southern states during the Confederacy
Legislation of the Radical Reconstruction Congress • Civil Rights Act of 1866 • Reconstruction Act of 1867 • Habeas Corpus Act of 1867 • Fourteenth Amendment What was the main purpose of this legislation?
a) to make it easy for former states of the Confederacy to rejoin the Union b) to ensure that former states of the Confederacy protected rights of all citizens c) to pass measures that would satisfy Southern demands for stronger states’ rights d) to weaken Southern influence by accepting some Western territories as new states
''Created in 1865, the Freedmen’s Bureau aided African Americans by providing food and medical care, helping with resettlement, ensuring justice '' -What best explains the reason why the Freedmen’s Bureau was established?
a) to organize African Americans into a national political party b) to encourage African Americans from the South to get jobs in the North c) to segregate African Americans through separate but equal opportunities d) to help African Americans in the South in making the change from slavery
Which piece of legislation passed by the Radical Reconstruction Congress has had the most extensive influence on the due process rights and equal protection of U.S. citizens?
a) the Civil Rights Act of 1866 b) the Reconstruction Act of 1867 c) the Habeas Corpus Act of 1867 d) the Fourteenth Amendment
13 - abolished slaver, 14 - defined citizens, states owe citizens due process, 15 - ?
a) Prohibited laws that segregated based on race b) Guaranteed African American men the right to vote c) Accepted former Confederate states back into the Union d) Created congressional seats for African American representatives
Laws that established literacy tests, poll taxes, and grandfather clauses were passed by Southern states to
a) raise money to rebuild the South after the Civil War b) improve the education of United States citizens c) limit the rights of formerly enslaved persons d) support the Radical Republicans
nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.'' The purpose of the 14th amendment was to -
a) protect the rights of formerly enslaved persons b) make it easier for immigrants to become citizens c) extend suffrage to settlers on the Great Plains d) require the federal government to pay the costs of Reconstruction
Many Southern States tried to limit the effects of Radical Reconstruction by
a) adopting federal laws mandating segregation b) enacting Jim Crow laws c) abolishing the Southern sharecropping system d) securing passage of new amendments to the United States Constitution
Slavery throughout the United States was permanently abolished by the
a) ratification of the Constitution of the United States b) approval of the Republican Party platform of 1860 c) issuance of the Emancipation Proclamation d) ratification of the 13th amendment to the Constitution
In the South, the passage of Jim Crow laws in the 1870s and 1880s led directly to the
a) racial integration of public schools b) decline of the Democratic party c) organization of the Ku Klux Klan d) segregation of public facilities
After the passage of the 13th, 14th, and 15th amendments, African Americans continued to experience political and economic oppression mainly because
a) the amendments were not intended to solve their problems b) many African Americans distrusted the Federal Government c) Southern legislatures enacted Jim Crow laws d) poor communications kept people from learning about their legal rights
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