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Reconstruction Quiz

Why was the 13th Amendment important? It made slavery illegal in the United States
What industry was important to rebuilding the economy of the "New South"? Textile
What helped weaken northern support for Reconstruction? Panic of 1873 AND Civil Rights Act of 1875
What did the Supreme Court say about the Plessy vs. Ferguson? Segregation was legal
The Reconstruction Act of 1867 divided the South into five districts that were led by a....... A military commander
What law was NOT passed during Reconstruction? Voting Rights Act
What group wanted President Johnson's administration to take a much more active role in Reconstruction? Radical Republicans
During Reconstruction, Hiram Revels and Blanche K. Bruce were among the first 16 African Americans to serve in__________. Congress
How did the Freedmen's Bureau assist freed people and poor southerners after the war? By building schools and colleges
What was the main goal of women's suffragist groups? The right to vote
What did the Compromise of 1877 give the White House? Rutherford B. Hayes
What did the leaders of the New South movement promote? Industry
What did the Compromise of 1877 settle? The presidential election
Why did Congress pass the Enforcement Acts in 1870 and 1871? To prevent the KKK from denying rights to African Americans
Who was the first African American elected to the Senate? Hiram Revels
Why were women upset with the 15th Amendment? It didn't give them the right to vote
What was the result of Johnson's impeachment? He was found not guilty in the senate
Why was Congress against Lincoln's Ten Percent Plan? It was too lenient on the South
What right does the 15th Amendment guarantee? The right to vote
Why did the House of Representatives impeach President Johnson? He had fired the Secretary of War illegally
President Johnson became the first president to __________. Be impeached
Why was the Civil Rights Act of 1866 important? It gave African Americans equal legal rights
Why did Southern States pass Black Codes? To limit the rights of African Americans
Who did President Johnson appoint to help begin the process of setting up new southern state governments? Temporary governors
What was the goal of President Lincoln's plan for Reconstruction? Southern States were to be readmitted as quickly as possible



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