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During Reconstruction, the Black Codes passed by Southern states were attempts to
a) provide land to former slaves
b) punish former Confederate leaders
c) repeal the Jim Crow laws
d) deny equal rights to African Americans

Following Reconstruction, the term New South was most often used to describe
a) changes in the Southern economy
b) new attitudes in race relations
c) the growth of the Republican Party in the South
d) the decline of the sharecropping system

The 14th and 15th Amendments, passed during Reconstruction, resulted in
a) equal rights for women in the United States
b) expanded rights for Native American Indians on reservations
c) increased individual rights for African Americans
d) additional rights for Southern segregationists

The underlying reason for the impeachment of President Andrew Johnson was
a) the Credit Mobilier scandal
b) a power struggle with Congress over Reconstruction
c) his refusal to appoint new justices to the Supreme Court
d) his policies toward Native American Indians

The Jim Crow legal system, which expanded in the South after Plessy v. Ferguson (1896), was based on the Supreme Court’s interpretation of the
a) due process clause of the 5th Amendment
b) states’ rights provision of the 10th Amendment
c) equal protection clause in the 14th Amendment
d) voting rights provision in the 15th Amendment

What effect did the system of sharecropping have on the South after the Civil War?
a) It kept formerly enslaved persons economically dependent.
b) It brought investment capital to the South.
c) It encouraged Northerners to migrate south.
d) It provided for a fairer distribution of farm profits.

Following the Civil War, many Southern states enacted Black Codes to
a) provide free farmland for African Americans
b) guarantee equal civil rights for African Americans
c) restrict the rights of formerly enslaved persons
d) support the creation of the Freedmen’s Bureau

What was a major result of the Civil War?
a) States now had the right to secede from the Union.
b) Congress passed an amendment to provide for the direct election of senators.
c) The power of the central government was strengthened.
d) The judiciary became the dominant branch of the federal government.

The institution of slavery was formally abolished in the United States by the
a) Compromise of 1850
b) Emancipation Proclamation of 1863
c) creation of the Freedmen’s Bureau in 1865
d) ratification of the 13th amendment in 1865

In the ten years following the Civil War, a large numbers of former slaves earned a living by becoming
a) conductors on the Underground Railroad
b) workers in Northern factories
c) sharecroppers on Southern farms
d) gold miners in California

During the late 1800s, Southern voters solidly supported the Democratic Party primarily because Democrats
a) favored a stronger national government
b) led efforts to advance civil rights
c) opposed the Jim Crow legal system
d) disliked the Reconstruction programs of the Republicans

Constitutional amendments adopted during Reconstruction were intended to
a) provide legal and political rights for African Americans
b) end property and religious qualifications for voting
c) correct problems with the electoral college system
d) limit the number of terms of the president

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

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

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