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The Underground Railroad was
a) a series of secret routes for smuggling slaves from the southern slave states to northern free states.
b) an intricate series of underground subways for commuter travel in New York City.
c) a canal system for transporting agricultural products through cities quickly to avoid spoilage.
d) a musical group that was popular for playing in basement clubs in big cities.

The Fifteenth Amendment
a) granted African Americans the right to vote
b) granted African American men the right to vote
c) granted all former slaves the right to vote
d) granted only African American land owners the right to vote

The Ku Klux Klan was
a) a group that played a violent role against African Americans in the South during the Reconstruction Era.
b) a group of northern businessmen dedicated to Reconstruction reforms.
c) committed to non-violent protest against Reconstruction.
d) a group that believed in freedom and justice for all.

The Homestead Act of 1862 was signed into law by President Abraham Lincoln. It stated that
a) anyone could get land from the federal government.
b) Native Americans could get federal land grants.
c) any head of household who had never fought against the U.S. Government could apply for a federal land grant.
d) no southern plantation owners had to lose their plantations.

The U.S. Government defined Native American assimilation as
a) the unique merging of Native American culture with that of the newly arriving Americans.
b) an uneasy mixing of two different cultures that would remain separate but learn to live side by side.
c) a harmonious blend of differing cultures living easily side by side.
d) a complete disapearance of Native American culture as Native Americans were absorbed into the American culture.

Why is the Morrill Land Grant Act of 1862 alo known as the Land Grant College Act?
a) Because it granted free college tuition to outstanding students from certain states.
b) The grant was originally set up to establish institutions in states for education in agriculture and other practical areas.
c) The Morrill Act helped provide grants for the education of poor farmers children.
d) The money from the sale of the Morrill mushroom provided millions of dollars for college tuition.

Populism is the belief that
a) being popular is the most important source of power.
b) making a large population of people is the best way to secure political power.
c) real power should be held by a small group of political insiders or a wealthy elite.
d) the power of regular people is good, and in their right to have control over their government rather than an elite few.

What was the Niagra Movement?
a) A black civil rights organization founded in 1905 by by W. E. B. Du Bois and William Monroe Trotter.
b) A labor union based in New York State.
c) A Chinese civil rights movement founded in 1905 in California.
d) An Irish civil rights movement founded in 1905 in New York City.

What was the purpose of the Jim Crow Laws?
a) They were harmless state and local laws mostly ignored by people.
b) They never really existed and they had no purpose.
c) They were racial segregation laws that were enacted during Reconstruction and continued in force until 1965.
d) They were racial integration laws that were enacted during Reconstruction.

The Plessy v. Ferguson (1896) Supreme Court decision did what?
a) It upheld the constitutionality of “separate, but equal facilities” based on race.
b) It overturned the constitutionality of “separate, but equal facilities” based on race.
c) It ignored the constitutionality of “separate, but equal facilities” based on race.
d) It had nothing to do with the constitutionality of “separate, but equal facilities” based on race.

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