A Nation Under Our Feet: Black Political Struggles in the Rural South from Slavery to the Great Migration Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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Mid-Book Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. Military district commanders worked to educate and protect ______________, who did not understand the process or feared consequences.

2. Black nuclear families of the time were family-based work ___________.

3. Though many black men won seats of power, many eligible ________ voters refused to participate in elections.

4. ___________ called for the federal protection of slavery in the western territories.

5. Some called for a nation based on a concept of _______________ that was based on birth and loyalty, servitude, or other particularities.

Short Essay Questions

1. What are the two main ideas which Hahn's book seeks to suggest?

2. What happened with the blacks within the Republican Party regarding the white response to these new members?

3. Who did the KKK first attract to be a part of their membership in the early stages of formation?

4. What organization was said to be a necessary response to the formation of the Union League?

5. Why is it impossible to define a typical Klan experience?

6. What was the main factor that drove the movement of the Great Northern Migration?

7. Why are books which focus on shorter time periods of African American history not effective?

8. What did Congress allow the federal government to do during the time of the reconstruction?

9. How did slaveholders begin to strike back at the prospect of millions of freed slaves?

10. Where were the destinations where many newly freed black men were seeking to emigrate to?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Many times, though an African American might be elected to office, they would still have troubles yielding the power they earned.

Part 1: Why do you think power for African Americans was difficult to yield?

Part 2: How might an African American candidate have been more effective with their power?

Part 3: Do you think African Americans during that time might have had a part to play in the ineffectiveness of their power? Why or why not?

Essay Topic 2

Religious organizations provided a good deal of support to those in the African American community, helping them to better mobilize.

Part 1: Why was religion such an important part of the lives of the African Americans?

Part 2: Why would religious organizations help with political movements?

Part 3: How might the religious communities support those who were running for office?

Essay Topic 3

Slavery is a hot topic, no matter who you talk to. Everyone has an opinion about slavery of the past and how it affects the modern world.

Part 1: How do you feel about the institution of slavery in the past?

Part 2: Do you think slavery is still alive and well today? Why or why not?

Part 3: How do you feel about slavery today?

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