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. What is NOT one of the places where blacks considered emigrating?

2. Emigration won support from the educated, ________ free men of color in the North during antebellum.

3. The Union League tried to mobilize newly enfranchised _______ and protect them through secrecy and armed self-defense.

4. Although emigrations did emanate from a powerful __________-based impulse, it reveals divisions and power relations.

5. African Americans realized that any successes they might find would depend on their ability to _____________.

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

The concept of freedom is something many of us take for granted as we've always had had.

Part 1: How do you think you would respond to having your freedom taken away?

Part 2: How might it have felt to the slaves to have their freedom given to them?

Part 3: Do you believe that freedom is an inherent human right? Why or why not?

Essay Topic 2

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 3

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?

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