Reconstruction & Local Government Quiz

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  • 1. 
    Which describes a sharecropper?    
    • A. 

      Given shelter, food, farming equipment, clothing, medicine & gives land owner majority of crops as payment

    • B. 

      Owns farming equipment & makes very small profit from selling crops; half the crop & majority of profit given to land owner for use of land

    • C. 

      A man sharing his crops with his people

    • D. 

      A farmer that was helping his former owner build friendships with many other former slaves by sharing his crops

  • 2. 
    On what grounds was Henry McNeal Turner expelled from his seat in Georgia’s General Assembly?  
    • A. 

      Whites stated that the Georgia Constitution gave African Americans the right to vote, but it did not give them the right to hold political office

    • B. 

      The new congressmen did not know how to read

    • C. 

      The new congressmen had not paid the tax required to become an elected official

    • D. 

      The state of Georgia argued that they did not have to follow the new amendments to the constitution because they were made while they were not part of the Union

  • 3. 
    What were the laws passed by Georgia, and most southern states, after the Civil War to restrict the rights of the freedmen?      
    • A. 

      Black Codes

    • B. 

      White supremacy laws

    • C. 

      Ku Klux Klan mandate

    • D. 

      Laws of Justice

  • 4. 
    What is the main goal of special-purpose governments?      
    • A. 

      To consolidate services

    • B. 

      To save taxpayers money

    • C. 

      To provide for the public welfare

    • D. 

      To bring government closer to the people

  • 5. 
    Most of Georgia’s counties are led by a ...      
    • A. 

      Mayor

    • B. 

      Judge

    • C. 

      Transit authority

    • D. 

      Board of commissioners

  • 6. 
    Which is the most common type of city government in Georgia?   
    • A. 

      Commission

    • B. 

      Mayor-council

    • C. 

      Council-manager

    • D. 

      Board of commissioner-mayor

  • 7. 
    What was Reconstruction?      
    • A. 

      The attempt to rebuild the south after the Revolutionary War

    • B. 

      The attempt to rebuild the south after the War of 1812

    • C. 

      The attempt to rebuild the south & readmit southern states to the Union after the Civil War

    • D. 

      Building back all the things that came down in El Nino

  • 8. 
    Who did the “Freedmen’s Bureau” help, in the south, after the Civil War?   
    • A. 

      Former slaves and poor whites

    • B. 

      Confederate representatives

    • C. 

      Business owners calling for immediate financial assistance

    • D. 

      Anyone with the last name "Freedman"

  • 9. 
    Which describes a tenant farmer?    
    • A. 

      Given shelter, food, farming equipment, clothing, medicine & gives land owner majority of crops grown.

    • B. 

      Owned everything, including farming equipment, but paid landowner for use of farm land with money and some crops.

    • C. 

      A man that shares his crops with his people

    • D. 

      A man that pays rent for an apartment that looks for a stalk of corn

  • 10. 
    During the Reconstruction Period, three Amendments were added to the United States Constitution that gave rights to former slaves; the 13th, 14th, and 15th amendments.  List in order (13th-15th) what basic right each amendment gave to the former slaves.       
    • A. 

      Freedom for slaves, the right for all to vote; the right to buy land

    • B. 

      Freedom for slaves, citizenship for males only, the right to vote for all

    • C. 

      Freedom for slaves, citizenship rights for Freedmen, The right to vote for all males

    • D. 

      Freedom of religion, Freedom of the press, Freedom of speech

  • 11. 
    John is a freedman who agrees to work the land of his former owner.  He has no tools, animals, seed, or other items to produce a crop.   In exchange for the land, he gives his landowner the majority of the crop, keeping just enough to feed himself and his family. What type of farmer is he?     
    • A. 

      He is a sharecropper

    • B. 

      He is a tenant farmer

    • C. 

      He is a plantation farmer

    • D. 

      His is a wealthy farmer

  • 12. 
    The Ku Klux Klan was formed during Reconstruction to help whites maintain the power over their former slaves.  What one specific act did the KKK want to stop freedmen from doing so whites could maintain control in running state governments?        
    • A. 

      Discourage Freedmen from joining the army

    • B. 

      Discourage Freedmen from voting

    • C. 

      Discourage Freedmen from having more children

    • D. 

      Discourage Freedmen from checking out library books