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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What formal document is said to have officially abolished slavery?
(a) Treaty of Lee and Grant.
(b) Gettysburg Address.
(c) Watergate.
(d) Emancipation Proclamation.

2. What is the word that best describes the members of the Republican party that pushed for total integration?
(a) Conservative.
(b) Right Wing.
(c) Progressive.
(d) Radical.

3. What is the name of the principle that ended in an unstable alliance?
(a) Integration.
(b) Fusion.
(c) Calculable.
(d) Indeterminate.

4. What was responsible for assisting the schools and other organizations adapt to the new laws?
(a) Threatening actions.
(b) Walk outs.
(c) Actions of federal agencies.
(d) Protests.

5. Northern blacks, unlike Southern blacks were considered to be free but were not permitted to have a particular status. What was it?
(a) Professional.
(b) Government.
(c) Legal.
(d) Political.

Short Answer Questions

1. How many Northern states allowed black men to vote at this time?

2. What segment of the changes that took place in the South lasted the longest?

3. What is still the most prevalent issue between blacks and other ethnicities in the US?

4. What was the name of the policy that stated that slave owners should remain in charge because they knew best?

5. What was the term used to define government officials put in charge of the new laws regarding former slaves?

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe what it was like in regards to racial separation in the Antebellum South, particularly in the cities.

2. What does the author say about exploitation from 1877-1900?

3. Discuss why city life in the Antebellum South was not really amenable to slavery and segregation. How was city life affected?

4. According to the text, what was included in the first segment of southern history as we know it? How many segments are there in total?

5. Although more states entered the union, there were no new laws regarding blacks. Discuss this fact and the eligibility of voting status for black men.

6. Explain at least one of the reasons the whites wanted to press the issue of blacks being an inferior race.

7. Describe the atmosphere regarding the presence of blacks in public and private facilities during the late 19th century.

8. What phenomena emerged that may have caused the end of the alliance between blacks and conservative whites?

9. It has been shown that full-fledged segregation occurred in the North, and was transported to the South after the Civil War. Discuss this fact.

10. Although conservatives were often the enemy of the civil rights movement at the time, blacks often sought solace there. Explain.

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