Ss8h6c Civil War Reconstruction

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Reconstruction Quizzes & Trivia

This practice quiz will assess your knowledge of the Georgia Performance Standard SS8H6c (Civil War Reconstruction)


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What is the message of this political cartoon?   Type a short response or short essay. 
  • 2. 
    What did the 13th Amendment to the US Constitution do that brought about many changes in Georgia's society and economic structure after the Civil War?
    • A. 

      It abolished slavery

    • B. 

      It provided citizenship to African Americans

    • C. 

      It gave freedmen the right to vote

  • 3. 
    What was the purpose of the 14th Amendment?
    • A. 

      To abolish slavery

    • B. 

      To provide citizenship to African Americans

    • C. 

      To guarantee voting rights for African Americans

  • 4. 
    The 15th Amendment in the US Constitution
    • A. 

      Abolished slavery

    • B. 

      Provided citizenship to African Americans

    • C. 

      Gave African American males the right to vote

  • 5. 
    What was the name of the US government agency created after the Civil War to help former slaves receive food, clothing, an education, and job opportunities?
    • A. 

      Freedmen's Bureau

    • B. 

      Federal Bureau of Investigation

    • C. 

      Internal Revenue Service

  • 6. 
    When slavery was abolished southern plantation owners needed workers to continue to work on the cotton and tobacco plantations.  Former slaves and poor whites also needed jobs to support themselves after the Civil War.  The economic system that replaced the institution of slavery was known as
    • A. 

      Commercial farming

    • B. 

      Sharecropping and tenant farming

    • C. 

      Subsistence farming

  • 7. 
    Sharecropping is an agriculture concept in which a landowner hires workers to plant and harvest a certain crop and agrees to pay the workers a percentage of the harvested crop (example - 50%) instead of an hourly or weekly wage ($$$).
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    Tenant farming involves a sharecropper renting a home (usually an old slave cabin) from a wealthy land owner in exchange for their labor on the farm / plantation.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    I - Civil War Reconstruction   A. ___________________________1- former slaves had very limited job opportunities and became farm laborers2- freed blacks were often taken advantage of through unfair job contracts3- economic system very similar to slavery4- a cycle of poverty continued as blacks could not pay off their debt to wealthy whites5- black codes were created to limit the freedoms of former slavesAn appropriate title for the outline notes above would be
    • A. 

      Slavery during the Antebellum Period

    • B. 

      Causes of the Civil War

    • C. 

      Effects of Sharecropping and Tenant Farming

  • 10. 
    A secret organization created after the Civil War during the Reconstruction period that used racial violence and intimidation to limit the freedoms of non-whites, especially African Americans.
    • A. 

      Freedmen's Bureau

    • B. 

      Ku Klux Klan

    • C. 

      Radial Republicans

  • 11. 
    African American legislator who was denied his seat in Georgia's General Assembly because the all-white conservative Democrat legislators claimed he had the right to vote, but not the right to hold office.
    • A. 

      Henry McNeal Turner

    • B. 

      Andrew Johnson

    • C. 

      Alexander Stephens

  • 12. 
    Check the boxes that are associated with the presidential reconstruction plan.
    • A. 

      Abraham Lincoln

    • B. 

      Radical Republicans

    • C. 

      Andrew Johnson

    • D. 

      13th Amendment

    • E. 

      14th Amendment

    • F. 

      15th Amendment

    • G. 

      10% Plan

    • H. 

      Designed to punish southern states and force them to prove capable of treating former slaves fairly

    • I. 

      Designed to quickly readmit southern states into the Union

    • J. 

      Divide the South into Military districts to protect the freedoms of freedmen

  • 13. 
    Check the boxes that are associated with the congressional reconstruction plan.
    • A. 

      Abraham Lincoln

    • B. 

      Radical Republicans

    • C. 

      Andrew Johnson

    • D. 

      13th Amendment

    • E. 

      14th Amendment

    • F. 

      15th Amendment

    • G. 

      10% Plan

    • H. 

      Designed to punish southern states and force them to prove capable of treating former slaves fairly

    • I. 

      Designed to quickly readmit southern states into the Union

    • J. 

      Divide the South into Military districts to protect the freedoms of freedmen

  • 14. 
    Pretend for a moment that electricity, computers, and the internet existed in the 1800s during the Civil War era.  Check the boxes of the individuals or groups that Henry McNeal Turner MOST LIKELY would have had as his "friends" on Facebook.
    • A. 

      Abraham Lincoln

    • B. 

      Alexander Stephens

    • C. 

      Radical Republicans

    • D. 

      General William T. Sherman

    • E. 

      General Robert E. Lee

    • F. 

      Black legislators in Georgia's General Assembly

    • G. 

      The Ku Klux Klan

    • H. 

      An agent from the Freedmen's Bureau

    • I. 

      A former slave

    • J. 

      A planter who owned slaves

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