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. Blacks looks to local political power as a way to construct a new political __________.

2. In some areas where based of substantial black political activity existed, an arrangement known as ________ occurred.

3. The young white men who were attracted to the KKK were once members of the _______________.

4. By the 1870s, a strong black __________ had been established in Virgina and organization efforts were underway.

5. Local landowners used intimidation, paramilitary violence and threatened steamboat captains with _________ if they took black passengers.

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following 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

Even before there was a presidential election, many slaves were convinced they were going to be free soon.

Part 1: Why do you think the slaves believed the rumors that they were going to be free?

Part 2: Do you think the slaves actually got their freedom because of Lincoln? Why or why not?

Part 3: Why is freedom so important to the slaves at this particular time?

Essay Topic 3

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?

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