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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. Those leading the new black political movement were mostly men who had been ________ before the war.
2. As the Union Army moved further into the South, the volume of slave fugitives ___________.
3. Even before the presidential election took place, rumors were circulating that ___________ had won.
4. The __________ process helped to illuminate who the leaders were within black communities.
5. By drilling, marching, and posting sentinels, ___________ reminded each other of the risks they faced while offering protection.
Short Essay Questions
1. Who were typically leading the freedom movements to secure the right to vote for the African American man?
2. What happened as a result of the Confederate government becoming more organized?
3. What was happening in society, even before the presidential election began?
4. Why were so many rumors about black uprisings and other troubles spreading so quickly at this time?
5. What happened to the right to vote of the black man during the time period of this particular book?
6. What was viewed as the best way to guarantee the freedom of the slaves?
7. What happened when leaders of the South joined with Northern blacks?
8. What did the Friends of Universal Suffrage want to attain with their organization?
9. During the 1850s, what calls for political inclusion were largely ignored or rejected by society?
10. Why did the Union League spread rapidly through the plantation belt at the time?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Over time, movements were beginning to sprout up that were led by both whites and blacks, not just African Americans.
Part 1: Why do you think whites began to get involved in African American rights movements?
Part 2: Do you think it was necessary for whites to become involved in African American movements?
Part 3: Do you think it was a good idea for whites to help out the blacks in their organizing efforts? Why or why not?
Essay Topic 2
Hahn focuses on a larger period of time in this book, hoping to seek a broad understanding of the political struggles and developments.
Part 1: Do you think it was a good idea to focus on such a large period of time? Why or why not?
Part 2: Do you think Hahn might have been more effective focusing on a shorter period of time? Why or why not?
Part 3: Did you feel Hahn's book succeeded in accomplishing its overall goal? Why or why not?
Essay Topic 3
Though keeping someone as a slave is certainly wrong, it is difficult to deny the many benefits of using slaves as well.
Part 1: Why do you think slave owners brought over slaves in the first place?
Part 2: How do you think society might have been had slaves never been freed?
Part 3: Do you think having a slave might have been helpful if you were a landowner back in that time? Why or why not?
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