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The Great Migration (Grades 11-12)

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The Great Migration

Before 1910, the African American population in the United States was evenly divided between the North and the South.
  1. True
  2. False
Prior to 1900, the majority of the African American population in the South lived in rural areas.
  1. True
  2. False
The Great Migration began in 1916 and ended in what year?
  1. 1944
  2. 1970
  3. 1988
  4. 2001
The Great Depression caused northern migration to increase rapidly.
  1. True
  2. False
Due to an increase in mechanized agriculture, sharecropping in the South dwindled starting in the 1930s.
  1. True
  2. False
Which two cities were the destination for most of the migrants during the first phase of the Great Migration?
  1. Detroit and Pittsburgh
  2. Los Angeles and Oakland
  3. New York and Chicago
  4. Portland and Philadelphia
During the second phase of the Great Migration, many migrants traveled to cities in the western part of the country.
  1. True
  2. False
What factor typically decided to which city a migrant traveled?

The period of race riots and racial violence in late 1919 was named what?
  1. the Troubles
  2. the Red Scare
  3. the Fell Winter
  4. the Red Summer
Most of the violence during the Red Summer was directed toward rural southern African Americans.
  1. True
  2. False
The onset of World War I created many job opportunities in northern factories.
  1. True
  2. False

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