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What was the primary purpose of the Reconstruction period following the Civil War?

To reinstate slavery in parts of the United States
To fix damage done to buildings during the war
To rebuild the southern economy and society

Which of the following best summarizes President Lincoln’s attitude toward the policies and process of Reconstruction?

He believed the South should not be welcomed back into the Union
He insisted that a majority of Southern citizens take an oath of loyalty before the South could be welcomed back
He believed that there would be no benefit to punishing southern states.

How did the Wade–Davis Bill deal with the issues of Reconstruction?

It required former Confederate states to include a ban on slavery in their state constitutions.
It prohibited Confederate officials and military leaders from voting or holding office
All of the above

What was the purpose of the Freedmen’s Bureau?

To help African Americans, particularly those who had been enslaved, adjust to life with increased rights and responsibi
To free slaves from Southern plantations
To ensure that white voters supported anti-slavery laws and policies

Who assassinated Abraham Lincoln?

Lee Harvey Oswald
John Wilkes Booth
James Earl Jones

President Johnson’s view of African Americans was:

Similar to Abraham Lincoln’s
That they should be granted equal rights to whites, including voting rights
That they should not be granted equal rights to whites

How did the Thirteenth Amendment change the Constitution?

It gave all men, regardless of race, the ability to vote in the United States.
It abolished slavery in the United States.
It gave women the right to vote in the United States.

What was the purpose of the “Black Codes” which were enacted in Southern states in 1865 and 1866?

To provide African Americans access to government services
To desegregate Southern society and institutions
To restrict the freedom of African Americans and ensure their availability as a cheap labor force

What was President Johnson’s role in the period of Radical Reconstruction that took place in 1867 and 1868?

Johnson, a Democrat, had little control over Reconstruction policy due to the Republican control of Congress.
Johnson wrote much of the Reconstruction legislation himself.
Johnson deliberately removed himself from the decisions involving Reconstruction.

Who did the Fifteenth Amendment formally grant the right to vote in 1870?

all citizens
all male citizens
all white, male citizens

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