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Tenth Grade (Grade 10) Reconstruction Questions

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Grade 10 Reconstruction
After the Civil War, the purpose of adding the 13th, 14th, and 15th Amendments to the Constitution was to:
  1. grant civil and political rights to Native American Indian
  2. allow women to become full citizens
  3. guarantee African American equal treatment under the law
  4. extend constitutional rights to new territories
Grade 10 Reconstruction
After the Civil War, freedmen in the South had difficulty improving their economic condition because
  1. literacy for formerly enslaved persons was prohibited.
  2. migration of factory workers from Northern cities had created competition for jobs.
  3. the federal government confiscated their 40- acre grants.
  4. the system of sharecropping kept them in a cycle of poverty.
Grade 10 Reconstruction
In the Compromise of 1877 that ended Reconstruction, Republicans agreed to
  1. withdraw federal troops from the South
  2. support the Black Codes
  3. award the presidency to Democrat Samuel Tilden
  4. accept the Supreme Court decision in Dred Scott v. Sanford
Grade 10 Reconstruction
Starting in the 1870s, Jim Crow laws were enacted in Southern states as a means to
  1. enforce racial segregation.
  2. provide an education for formerly enslaved persons.
  3. protect the voting rights of formerly enslaved persons
  4. ensure equal protection under the law
Grade 10 Reconstruction
Following the Civil War, fewer immigrants settled in the South because
  1. most of the new arrivals chose to settle on the Great Plains
  2. freedmen had been given most of the available farmland in the South
  3. jobs were more plentiful for immigrants on the West Coast
  4. more factories that employed unskilled laborers were located in the North
Grade 10 Reconstruction
The group in Congress that opposed Johnson was known as:
  1. Radical Republicans
  2. Radical Democrats
  3. Jacksonian Democrats
  4. Whigs
Grade 10 Reconstruction
Which of the following was a reason that the North lost interest in Reconstruction.
  1. 14th Amendment
  2. Start of war with Spain
  3. Bank failures
  4. Assassination of Lincoln
Grade 10 Reconstruction
What was the poll tax meant to do?
  1. pay for the voting booths
  2. keep African Americans and the poor from voting
  3. give more money to candidates for their campaign
  4. all of the above
Grade 10 Reconstruction
During the late 1800's, children often worked in factories because
  1. families needed the income to survive
  2. their parents believed in the process of 'natural selection'
  3. there were no public schools for children to attend
Grade 10 Reconstruction
What was supported by Jim Crow laws?
  1. populism
  2. democracy
  3. segregation
  4. Fort Knox
Grade 10 Reconstruction
Which of the following revolutionized American communications in the late 1800's?
  1. steam engines and steamships
  2. the telegraph and telephone
  3. a workable light filament
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