Topic 1 - Planning Reconstruction Quiz

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Topic 1 - Planning Reconstruction Quiz

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  • 1. 
     Which of the following is a true description of the American Civil War?
    • A. 

      The American Civil War was a war fought in the United States between the Union and Confederacy from 1861 - 1865.

    • B. 

      The American Civil War was a war fought in the United States between the East and West from 1821 - 1825.

    • C. 

      The American Civil War was a war fought after the Reconstruction Era between Republicans and Democrats.

  • 2. 
    How did the Civil War end?  
    • A. 

      The South won the war and the destroyed North needed to be rebuilt.

    • B. 

      The North won the war and the destroyed South needed to be rebuilt.

    • C. 

      The North won the war but the South refused to rejoin the United States.

    • D. 

      The West won the war and refused to join the United States.

  • 3. 
    What were the three major reasons for fighting the Civil War?  Click on each box that has a correct answer next to it.  Remember, you will click on three boxes.
    • A. 

      Abraham Lincoln was elected President.

    • B. 

      The Wade - Davis Bill was passed by Congress.

    • C. 

      Scalawags and Carpetbaggers took over state governments.

    • D. 

      The two sides had different economies.

    • E. 

      The two sides disagreed over states' rights regarding the slave business.

    • F. 

      The two sides argued over forming the Freedmen's Bureau.

  • 4. 
    What were the three things that the President and Congress agreed must be addressed when making a Reconstruction Plan?  Click on each box that has a correct answer next to it.  Remember, you will click on three boxes.
    • A. 

      The South needed to be punished for starting the war.

    • B. 

      The South needed to be brought back into the U.S. as loyal citizens.

    • C. 

      The economy of the South needed a new way to reduce their labor costs.

    • D. 

      The nation must help the former slaves in the South.

    • E. 

      The North needed to be divided up into forty acre land plots and given to former slaves.

    • F. 

      The states of the former Confederacy needed new state governments.

  • 5. 
    What were the three things a state must do in Abraham Lincoln's Ten Percent Plan to get amnesty and statehood?  Click on each box that has a correct answer next to it.  Remember, you will click on three boxes.
    • A. 

      The state must have at least ten percent of the male population take a loyalty oath to the United States.

    • B. 

      The state must abolish slavery.

    • C. 

      The state must create a new government.

    • D. 

      The state must not allow any person who had supported the Confederacy to vote or hold public offices.

    • E. 

      The state must have fifty-one percent of the male population take a loyalty oath to the United States.

    • F. 

      The state must require each major land owner to give ten percent of his land to one freed slave.

  • 6. 
    What were the three things a state must do according to the Wade - Davis Bill to get statehood?  Click on each box that has a correct answer next to it.  Remember, you will click on three boxes.
    • A. 

      The state must have at least ten percent of the male population take a loyalty oath to the United States.

    • B. 

      The state must abolish slavery.

    • C. 

      The state must create a new government.

    • D. 

      The state must not allow any person who had supported the Confederacy to vote or hold public offices.

    • E. 

      The state must have fifty-one percent of the male population take a loyalty oath to the United States.

    • F. 

      The state must require each major land owner to give ten percent of his land to one freed slave.

  • 7. 
    What were two ways in which the United States tried to help the newly freed slaves of the South?  Click on each box that has a correct answer next to it.  Remember, you will click on two boxes.
    • A. 

      Congress passed the 13th Amendment which abolished slavery throughout all the United States

    • B. 

      Congress passed the 12th Amendment which allowed anyone who had a job in the United States to become a citizen.

    • C. 

      The United States created the NAACP which made sure African Americans got all the same rights as White Americans.

    • D. 

      The United States created the Freedmen's Bureau that provided food, clothing, medical services, and education to the newly freed slaves of the South.

    • E. 

      The United States sent missionaries to the South to teach African Americans Christianity.

    • F. 

      Congress passed the Land Redistribution Acts that required the South to take 10% of every landowners' land and give it to their former slaves as compensation.

  • 8. 
    What jobs did the Freedmen's Bureau perform in the South?  Click on each box that has a correct answer next to it.  Remember, you will click on more than one box.
    • A. 

      It provided medical services to freed people in the South.

    • B. 

      It distributed food and clothing to freed people in the South.

    • C. 

      It oversaw legal contracts made between freed people and their employers, or bosses.

    • D. 

      It established a public education system.

    • E. 

      It created universities for African Americans.

    • F. 

      It helped African American Civil War veterans.

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