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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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. The time period of the book is a time when African American men won and lost the right to __________.

3. The Friends of Universal ________ in Louisiana sought more radical reforms during this time.

4. Congress gave the federal government the ability to restructure the ______________ states.

5. Black support fed on the ideologies and customers with _______________.

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What occurred as a result of the Great Northern Migration, politically and socially?

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

4. What were the main goals of the Ku Klux Klan during this period of time?

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

6. What happened to those who supported or to those who had sympathy for the Union League and its goals?

7. Why did the Union League spread rapidly through the plantation belt at the time?

8. Who did the emigration movements of the 1870s gain the most support from?

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

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

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

White southerners were afraid that their land was going to be taken away from them and redistributed to the freed slaves.

Part 1: Why do you think the white southerners were afraid to lose their land?

Part 2: How do you think freed slaves might have reacted if they found out that they had no land to use?

Part 3: Do you think there is a better way the land redistribution might have been handled? Why?

Essay Topic 2

Many slaves began to simply rebel against their masters, taking their freedom into their own hands.

Part 1: Why do you think slaves felt they needed to resort to violence in some cases to obtain their freedom?

Part 2: How might you have escaped your master if you wanted to be free?

Part 3: Do you think it would have been more effective to sit down and talk with a slave owner about obtaining freedom? Why or why not?

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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