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

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Final Test - Hard

Name: _________________________ Period: ___________________

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Black misgivings were often confirmed at a local level, where some Populists resorted to ____________.

2. Many areas of the world suffered a/an ___________ in the 1870s and again in the 1890s.

3. ___________ in the United States shouldered the burden of industrial development.

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

5. The __________ movement was one of the most successful challenges to the Democratic Party rule in the rural South.

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

African Americans had legal rights in the United States before women, which seems to create a sort of hierarchy of importance for the two groups.

Part 1: Why do you think African Americans succeeded in getting their rights before women?

Part 2: How might society be different today had women gotten their rights sooner?

Part 3: Do you believe that African Americans and women are treated equally today? Why or why not?

Essay Topic 2

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?

Essay Topic 3

The freedom of the slaves was a process that seemed to be disorganized and unplanned.

Part 1: Why do you think there wasn't more structure to the reintegration of African Americans into society?

Part 2: How do you think the freedom of the slaves could have been handled more efficiently and effectively?

Part 3: Do you think the people of the time actually believed the slaves were going to be free? Why or why not?

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