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Juneteenth (ES) (Grade 5)

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Juneteenth (ES)

Juneteenth is the anniversary date of which event?
  1. The Battle of Gettysburg
  2. The end of slavery in Texas
  3. The Emancipation Proclamation
  4. The Confederate surrender at Appomattox Court House
The Civil War had already ended by the time it was announced on June 19, 1865, that slavery had ended in Texas.
  1. True
  2. False
Currently, Juneteenth is an official holiday or special day of observance in how many states?
  1. 11
  2. 23
  3. 35
  4. 47
Because it was far away from most of the fighting, many southerners fled with their slaves to Texas.
  1. True
  2. False
The slaves in Texas, who were freed on June 19th, 1865, were the last slaves in America to be freed.
  1. True
  2. False
The first Juneteenth celebration was celebrated in 1866.
  1. True
  2. False
Beginning in the 1890s, there was a decline in the number of Juneteenth celebrations due mainly to the fact that many African Americans were moving to northern states.
  1. True
  2. False
Juneteenth became an official holiday in Texas in 1880.
  1. True
  2. False
Observations of Juneteenth frequently include recitations of the Emancipation Proclamation and the singing of such songs as "Swing Low Sweet Chariot".
  1. True
  2. False
Frequently Juneteenth celebrations include                  registration drives.
An important aspect of Juneteenth celebrations is the teaching of African American culture and history.
  1. True
  2. False

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