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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. African Americans understood that ____________ in the United States was build on violence and repression.

2. It appears that little of the interest in emigration spread to _________ areas.

3. The Reconstruction Klan seems to many African Americans to be a new form of the old ____________.

4. Many Klans believed that teaching school was a front for _____________ objectives.

5. _____________ often left illiterate and poorer individuals vulnerable to harassment and disenfranchisement.

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

African Americans realized that in order to affect chance in society, they needed to become a part of the system.

Part 1: Why is it important to be involved in government and in politics?

Part 2: How do you think newly freed African Americans felt about holding positions of power?

Part 3: Why do you think African Americans were successful in gaining positions of power?

Essay Topic 2

African Americans realized that the democracy of the United States was built on violence and oppression.

Part 1: Why do you think the African Americans believed this statement to be true?

Part 2: How might African Americans have dealt with the idea of democracy being a violent process?

Part 3: Do you agree with the statement that democracy was built on violence in the United States? Why or why not?

Essay Topic 3

Rumors began to emerge that blacks were going to start murdering whites in order to get jobs and rights.

Part 1: Why do you think people feared African Americans?

Part 2: Do you think some blacks did murder whites in order to get jobs? Why or why not?

Part 3: Why do you think people spread so many rumors during this volatile time?

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