An American History Quiz: Lincoln's Views On Reconstruction

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  • 1. 

    Fill in the Blank: Lincoln issued the _____, which says that most, if not all, Confederates can receive amnesty.

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Proclamation of Amnesty." This document, issued by Lincoln, granted amnesty to most, if not all, Confederates. It was a significant step towards reconciliation and rebuilding after the Civil War, offering a path for former Confederates to regain their rights and rejoin the Union. The Proclamation of Amnesty aimed to heal the wounds of the war and promote unity among the divided nation.

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  • 2. 

    Fill in the Blank: Lincoln created the ________, which allows a state to enter the Union if so many white males voted to join the Union.  Follow Up Question: If 545 white males vote in one state, how many of them would have to vote in favor for rejoining the Union for this to be allowed? ________

    Explanation
    Lincoln created the Ten-Percent Solution, which allows a state to enter the Union if 10% of the white males voted to join. If 545 white males vote in one state, at least 55 of them would have to vote in favor for rejoining the Union for this to be allowed.

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  • 3. 

    Fill in the Blank: Congress created the ___ Solution to help decide which states could enter the Union.

    Explanation
    Congress created the Fifty-Percent Solution to help decide which states could enter the Union. This solution refers to the requirement that new states had to have a population equal to at least half of the population of the smallest existing state in order to be admitted. This was a way to ensure that new states would have a certain level of population and representation before being granted statehood.

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  • 4. 

    Fill in the Blank: Since the rejoining of the Union states and the Confederate states was a controversial topic, _____ and Congress had heated battles while trying to decide how the seceded states should rejoin the Union.

    Explanation
    Since the rejoining of the Union states and the Confederate states was a controversial topic, the President and Congress had heated battles while trying to decide how the seceded states should rejoin the Union. Andrew Johnson, as the President at that time, played a significant role in these discussions and negotiations.

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  • 5. 

    Fill in the Blank: Lincoln was a ___.

    • A.

      Libertarian

    • B.

      Democrat

    • C.

      Radical Republican

    • D.

      Republican

    Correct Answer
    D. Republican
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Republican because Lincoln was a member of the Republican Party. He served as the 16th President of the United States and was the first Republican president. Lincoln's political views aligned with the principles of the Republican Party, including opposition to slavery and the promotion of civil liberties and economic growth.

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  • 6. 

    Complete the Following Phrase: Lincoln believed strongly that...

    • A.

      The Confederates should pay larges punishments and fines for any and all crimes committed

    • B.

      All Confederates should be welcomed into the Union with minimal repercussions

    • C.

      The only way to be welcomed back into the Union is to serve punishments

    • D.

      The Confederacy should burn and should never be reunited with the Union

    • E.

      McDonalds serves healthy food

    Correct Answer
    B. All Confederates should be welcomed into the Union with minimal repercussions
    Explanation
    Lincoln believed strongly that all Confederates should be welcomed into the Union with minimal repercussions. This aligns with his approach towards reconstruction after the Civil War, which aimed to heal the nation and promote unity. Lincoln's goal was to reconcile with the Southern states and reintegrate them into the Union, rather than seeking revenge or harsh punishments. He believed that a lenient approach would facilitate the healing process and foster a stronger and more united nation.

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  • 7. 

    True or False: Lincoln agreed with the Radical Republicans about what the Union should do with the Confederates after the Civil War was over.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Lincoln did not agree with the Radical Republicans about what the Union should do with the Confederates after the Civil War was over. While the Radical Republicans advocated for harsh punishment and strict policies towards the Confederates, Lincoln favored a more lenient and reconciliatory approach. He believed in a plan of reconstruction that would restore the Southern states to the Union quickly and with minimal punishment, in order to heal the nation and promote unity.

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  • 8. 

    True or False: The Radical Republicans thought that the Confederacy should be treated harshly for fighting against the Union during the Civil War.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The Radical Republicans believed that the Confederacy should be treated harshly for their role in the Civil War. They advocated for strict punishment and a complete overhaul of the Southern social and political systems. They believed that the Confederacy's actions were treasonous and that they should be held accountable for their rebellion against the Union. The Radical Republicans played a significant role in shaping the post-war Reconstruction policies, which aimed to dismantle the power structures of the Confederacy and ensure civil rights for freed slaves.

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  • 9. 

    Fill in the Blank: Lincoln believed that ____ should be able to join the Union.

    • A.

      All

    • B.

      All landowning people

    • C.

      Everyone; without repercussions

    • D.

      Ex- Confederates only

    • E.

      White men who took an oath to show alliance

    Correct Answer
    A. All
    Explanation
    Lincoln believed that all should be able to join the Union. He advocated for the inclusion of all states and territories, regardless of race or previous allegiance. This inclusive approach was a key component of his vision for a reunited and stronger United States.

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  • 10. 

    Select the groups/ people who generally agreed with Lincoln:

    • A.

      Most common folk who were not involved with politics

    • B.

      Congress

    • C.

      Andrew Johnson

    • D.

      The Radical Republicans

    • E.

      Mickey Mouse

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Most common folk who were not involved with politics
    C. Andrew Johnson
    Explanation
    Lincoln was known for his ability to connect with and gain support from the common people. He was often seen as a champion for the working class and those who were not involved in politics. Andrew Johnson, who served as Lincoln's vice president and later succeeded him as president, generally agreed with Lincoln's policies and supported his agenda. Therefore, it can be inferred that both the common folk who were not involved with politics and Andrew Johnson generally agreed with Lincoln.

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