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Grade 4 Reconstruction
Who became president after Abraham Lincoln?
  1. Thaddeus Stevens
  2. Ulysses S. Grant
  3. Rutherford B. Hayes
  4. Andrew Johnson
Grade 4 Reconstruction
The Freedman's bureau was established to provide freed slaves with food, shelter, and medicine.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 4 Reconstruction
The period of time when the southern states were brought back to the Union is the                  .
  1. Civil War
  2. Black Codes
  3. Freedmen's Bureau
  4. Reconstruction
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
A person who grows crop on someone else's land is called?
  1. Freedman
  2. Slave
  3. Farmer
  4. Sharecropper
Grade 4 Reconstruction
In 1865, the United States Congress passed the                , making slavery illegal.
  1. 10th Amendment
  2. 11th Amendment
  3. 12th Amendment
  4. 13th Amendment
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
Reconstruction is the time when the southern states were brought back into the Union.
  1. True
  2. False
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
The                  started schools and hospitals in the South after the Civil War.
  1. conventions
  2. Freedmen's Bureau
  3. Confederacy
  4. pioneer
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
After the Civil War ended and the 13th Amendment passed, millions of former slaves were known as what?
  1. Old slaves
  2. Freedmen
  3. Southern Americans
  4. Freepeople
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
After the Civil War ended, the government wrote the 13th Amendment which ended           slavery           in the United States forever.
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
The 15th Amendment gave all men the right        vote       .
Grade 4 Reconstruction
Abraham Lincoln was the president who began the Reconstruction after the Civil War, but he didn't get to see the end of it because                        he was assassinated.                       
Grade 4 Reconstruction
Mark the reasons why many African-Americans moved to the North after the Civil War.
  1. For better job opportunities.
  2. To escape segregation and discrimination.
  3. For the free land being given away.
  4. To get a better education.
  5. To be as close to Canada as possible.
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