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Which MOST LIKELY caused an increase in racial tension during Reconstruction in South Carolina?
a) Whites did not want blacks to work on farms.
b) Freed slaves were forced to adhere to Jim Crow laws.
c) Whites wanted blacks to go to school and get an education
d) Freed slaves were allowed to own land, vote, and serve on juries.

At the end of the Civil War the nation was reunited, but the Southern states still had to do what?
a) The South had to admit that slavery was wrong.
b) The South had to apply for readmission into the Union.
c) The South had to burn all plantations and any other reminders of slavery.
d) The South had to send men to the North to repair damage done during the Civil War.

Although the 15th Amendment was added to insure the voting rights of African-American citizens, this right was restricted by states
a) voter identification laws.
b) repealing the 14th amendment.
c) adding land ownership requirements.
d) use of literacy tests and poll taxes.

Which Amendment abolished slavery in the United States?
a) 13th Amendment
b) 14th Amendment
c) 15th Amendment
d) 16th Amendment

What was the main goal of the 15th Amendment?
a) to punish southern states
b) to avoid another Civil War
c) to granting women the right to vote
d) to grant former slaves voting rights

Whose Reconstruction plan was based on forgiveness and offered a quick and peaceful reunification of the North and South following the Civil War?
a) Andrew Johnson
b) Abraham Lincoln
c) Jefferson Davis
d) Alexander Stephens

What term describes a white southerner who supported northern Reconstruction policies after the Civil War?
a) carpetbagger
b) radical
c) scalawag
d) unionist

The Constitutional amendment that prohibited denying voting rights to people based on race or color is the
a) 12th Amendment
b) 13th Amendment
c) 14th Amendment
d) 15th Amendment

What was Abraham Lincoln's chief purpose of the Gettysburg Address?
a) celebrate the Union's crushing victory of the Confederates
b) announce Lincoln's plans to emancipate southern slaves
c) explain the higher purpose of the Civil War
d) comfort Union troops on their way south

Which of these BEST describes the significance of the Emancipation Proclamation?
a) It allowed slavery to remain unaltered in states who already used slave labor.
b) The President publicly endorsed the abolition of slavery in southern states.
c) Former slaves were afforded the right to join the war effort.
d) It immediately freed the slaves throughout the country.

During Reconstruction, the Black Codes
a) protected the Constitutional rights and liberties of freed slaves.
b) forced Congress to do the bidding of former Confederate politicians.
c) were enacted by the Radical Republicans to prevent racial discrimination in the South.
d) were laws passed by mainly Southern states to keep African Americans in a system of virtual slavery.

Which group was created in late 1865 to resist Reconstruction efforts in the South?
a) the Klu Klux Klan
b) the Scalawags
c) the White Knights
d) the Knights of Columbus

The purpose of the Freedman's Bureau was to
a) provide 40 acres and a mule for each slave.
b) gain the vote for millions of former slaves.
c) provide work, education, and relief for former slaves.
d) get radical Republicans in positions of power in the South.

Frederick Douglass was an advocate for
a) abolition
b) conservation
c) prohibition
d) temperance

The Amendment which abolished slavery and involuntary servitude was the
a) 14th Amendment
b) 16th Amendment
c) 13th Amendment
d) 15th Amendment

Lincoln's 10 Percent Plan dealt with
a) his idea for instituting an income tax.
b) how to draft more men into the Union Army.
c) re-admitting Southern states into the Union.
d) his quest to reconquer only 10% of the South.

In American history, the term Reconstruction refers to
a) problems associated with the transformation to an industrial economy.
b) the admission of Western territories to the U.S. as either Free or Slave states.
c) the establishment of a new system of agriculture in the western states and territories based on industrial machinery.
d) federal government intervention in the former Confederate states in order to monitor the treatment of former slaves.

The American Civil War took place during the
a) 1770s
b) 1820s
c) 1860s
d) 1890s

Which Amendment gave United States citizens of all races the right to vote?
a) 13th Amendment
b) 14th Amendment
c) 15th Amendment
d) 16th Amendment

What does the term suffrage mean?
a) to suffer
b) the right to vote
c) citizenship
d) freedom

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