VS.8a Virginia History: Reconstruction
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What did Congress do during reconstruction (after the Civil War)?
Congress passed laws designed to help rebuild the country and bring southern states back into the Union.
After the Civil War, the problems faced by African Americans included?
The need for housing, education, clothing, food, and jobs.
Where did many freed African Americans travel after the Civil War?
Many African Americans traveled North
What happened to Richmond and other cities in Virginia during the Civil War?
Richmond and other cities were burned by the Confederates so the cities would be of no use to the Union.
Virginia's economy was in ruins because--
Confederate money had no value, banks were closed, and land was destroyed.
Who started the Freedmen's Bureau?
The U.S. Congress
The government agency that provided food, schools, and medical care for freed African Americans and others in Virginia
The Freedmen's Bureau
This was a system that was common in Virginia after the war in which freedman and poor white farmers rented land from landowners by promising to pay the owners with a share of the crops.