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Grade 4 Reconstruction
What did the Reconstruction Act do?
  1. it allowed men to vote
  2. It allowed African American men to vote
  3. it allowed women to vote
Grade 4 Reconstruction
Grade 4 Reconstruction
Why did Congress disagree with President Johnson's Reconstruction Plan?
  1. They thought it would make them look weak
  2. They thought the plan was too easy on the South
  3. It helped the slaves
Grade 4 Reconstruction
Grade 4 Reconstruction
Life was difficult for former slaves after the Civil War because they
  1. could not serve on a jury or vote
  2. had to pay new taxes
  3. had to live on reservations
  4. owned no land and had no homes
Grade 4 Reconstruction
How was the South affected by the end of the Civil War?
  1. Southerners rejected slavery
  2. Farms, homes, and businesses were in ruins
  3. The South asked to rejoin the United States
  4. Many African Americans ran for political office
Grade 4 Reconstruction
Grade 4 Reconstruction
What were Jim Crow Laws?
  1. laws for the people
  2. laws to keep blacks and whites apart
  3. laws against slavery
  4. laws for women's rights
Grade 4 Reconstruction
During Reconstruction, Texas had to
  1. sign the Emancipation Proclamation
  2. rebuild the plantations because so many had been destroyed
  3. rebuild its government in order to join the United States
  4. write the Black Codes, which gave African Americans the right to vote
Grade 4 Reconstruction
To rejoin the Union, all Southern states were required by Congress to
  1. allow women to vote in elections
  2. stop shipping cotton to Mexican ports
  3. keep former slaves from voting
  4. write new state constitutions
Grade 4 Reconstruction
Mark all that is true about sharecropping.
  1. Former slaves were unable to afford land of their own, so they rented pieces of former plantation owners' land.
  2. It was a good way for former slaves to get rich quick.
  3. Plantation owners treated the former slaves very well.
  4. The workers paid rent for the land by giving the owners part of their crops.
  5. The former slaves could own the land after they worked for a year.
  6. If the workers had a bad harvest, they went into debt.
Grade 4 Reconstruction
Grade 4 Reconstruction
Who became President of the United States after Abraham Lincoln?
  1. Thaddeus Stevens
  2. Ulysses S. Grant
  3. Rutherford B. Hayes
  4. Andrew Johnson
Grade 4 Reconstruction
What kinds of things did the southern states do to try to keep African-Americans in an inferior position?
  1. Made up Jim Crow Laws (formally known as Black Codes).
  2. Built schools for blacks.
  3. Wanted blacks to hold political offices.
  4. Segregated public places such as schools, buses, etc.
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