Radical Republicans During Reconstruction Quiz

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In the sIn the study of American history, the Reconstruction Era refers to the period of time between 1863 and 1877, which followed the American Civil War where in the United States and the Confederate States fought over the institution of slavery. What do you know about radical republicans during this period?


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Ch12: Reconstruction ended when
    • A. 

      Hayes was elected.

    • B. 

      Hayes submitted a plan for the “New South.”

    • C. 

      Hayes pulled federal troops out of the South.

    • D. 

      Industrialization began in the South.

  • 2. 
    Ch12: Lincoln’s plan for Reconstruction called for
    • A. 

      Trying Confederate leaders for treason.

    • B. 

      Organizing Southern state governments under governors from the North.

    • C. 

      Revolutionizing Southern institutions, habits, and manners.

    • D. 

      Reconciling with the South rather than punishing it.

  • 3. 
    Ch12: Some scalawags were
    • A. 

      Wealthy planters who were looking for a way to regain power.

    • B. 

      Owners of small farms who did not want wealthy planters to regain power.

    • C. 

      Northern schoolteachers who educated whites and African Americans.

    • D. 

      African Americans who had won office in Southern state governments.

  • 4. 
    Ch12: During Reconstruction, Congress confiscated land from Southern planters and redistributed it to freedmen.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    Ch12: President Andrew Johnson promoted a harsh policy for bringing the South back into the Union.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    Ch12: The main goals of the Radical Republicans during Reconstruction included all of the following EXCEPT
    • A. 

      Guaranteeing seats in Congress for African Americans.

    • B. 

      Preventing Confederate leaders from returning to power.

    • C. 

      Making the Republican Party a powerful institution in the South.

    • D. 

      Guaranteeing African Americans’ right to vote in the South.

  • 7. 
    Ch12: The main charge at President Johnson’s impeachment trial was that he had
    • A. 

      Taken bribes in exchange for appointments to government jobs.

    • B. 

      Broken the law by issuing pardons to Confederate leaders.

    • C. 

      Violated the Fourteenth Amendment by allowing black codes to stand.

    • D. 

      Broken the law by refusing to uphold the Tenure of Office Act.

  • 8. 
    Ch12: In the election of 1868, Ulysses S. Grant won several Southern states because
    • A. 

      Congress did not allow a presidential candidate from the South to enter the race.

    • B. 

      Southern voters respected his leadership abilities.

    • C. 

      The presence of Union troops in the South allowed African Americans to vote.

    • D. 

      Southern hero Robert E. Lee endorsed Grant for the presidency.

  • 9. 
    CH12:Some carpetbaggers were
    • A. 

      Northerners who moved to the South to take advantage of the war-torn region.

    • B. 

      Southerners who favored Republican plans for developing the economy.

    • C. 

      Southern African American freedmen who moved to the North.

    • D. 

      White Southerners who moved to the North to escape the South’s turmoil.

  • 10. 
    Ch12: According to the chart below, the Freedmen’s Bureau impacted all aspects of the newly freed African Americans’ lives...   The Freedmen’s Bureau Helped former slaves find work on plantations. Negotiated labor contacts with planters, including amount of pay and hours worked. Established special courts to deal with grievances between workers and planters. Worked with charities to provide education for former slaves. Provided housing for schools, paid teachers, and helped establish colleges to train African American teachers.
    • A. 

      But did not account for education.

    • B. 

      Except that of religion.

    • C. 

      Except negotiation of contracts between the freed enslaved person and planters.

    • D. 

      Except finding teachers.

  • 11. 
    Ch12: 49. Lincoln's plan for Reconstruction offered a general ____________________, or pardon, to Southerners who abided by certain conditions.
  • 12. 
    Ch12:   “On a moonlit December night in the late 1860s, Essic Harris, a formerly enslaved man, woke suddenly after hearing loud noises outside his small home in Chatham County, North Carolina. He peered out his bedroom window and a wave of terror rushed over him. Thirty men in white robes and hoods stood around the house. Many held shotguns. They were members of the Ku Klux Klan. . . . They had come to harass Harris, who was active in local politics.— adapted from The Fiery CrossThe overall implication of the above passage involving the Ku Klux Klan was that
    • A. 

      Intimidating newly freed slaves was a common practice.

    • B. 

      Formerly enslaved persons were driven out of their towns at night.

    • C. 

      To intimidate antislavery politicians was okay.

    • D. 

      Free African Americans were never really safe from violent actions against them during the 1860s

  • 13. 
    Ch12: Gaining money illegally through politics is called ____________________.
  • 14. 
    CH12: Although Republican reforms impacted many parts of the Southern economy, funding for____ especially grew after the Civil War. Republican Reforms in the South after the Civil War Repealed black codes and made more state offices elective. Established state hospitals and institutions for orphans, disabled, and mentally ill. Rebuilt roads, railways, and bridges. Provided funds for new railroads and industries. Established a system of public schools.
    • A. 

      Health care

    • B. 

      Agriculture

    • C. 

      Transportation

    • D. 

      Retail sales

  • 15. 
    Ch12: Taxes on alcohol and tobacco, emergency measures introduced during the Civil War, were nicknamed ____________________ taxes.
  • 16. 
    CH12: The Ku Klux Klan Act resulted in thousands of arrests and convictions of Klan members, and many served time in prison.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 17. 
    CH12: Many Radical Republicans had been abolitionists before the Civil War.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 18. 
    CH12:  According to the chart below, under the proposed terms of the Wade-Davis Bill, restrictions were harshest on Wade- Davis Bill Majority of adult white men in former Confederate states must take an oath of allegiance to the Union. Former Confederate states must hold constitutional convention to create a new state government. State conventions must abolish slavery, reject debts acquired in Confederacy. Former Confederate government officials are prohibited from voting or holding office.
    • A. 

      Citizens of former Confederate states.

    • B. 

      African Americans.

    • C. 

      Former Confederate officials.

    • D. 

      Congressional delegates.

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