Reconstruction in the South: Positive & Negative Effects


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Which of the following best describes the primary positive result of reconstruction for the South?

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1. Which of the following was an improvement in African American life during the Reconstruction?

2. What is the relationship between transportation and the Southern economy during Reconstruction?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet combination allow you to evaluate your understanding of Reconstruction in the South, including both the positives and the negatives. Topics you should know in order to successfully pass the quiz include improvements to the lives of African Americans and the Southern Democrats.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Utilize these assessment tools to gauge your knowledge of:

  • Changes to the South during Reconstruction
  • Improvements to African American lives
  • Violence of the Ku Klux Klan
  • Southern Democrats

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz allow you to practice these skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information about changes to the South as a result of Reconstruction
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained regarding the Ku Klux Klan and Southern Democrats
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the changes for African Americans

Additional Learning

To learn more about Reconstruction in the South, visit the lesson on the subject. It covers these objectives:

  • Examine the new opportunities available to African Americans
  • Identify the economic growth in the South due to Reconstruction
  • Understand reasons for resentment and violence during the period
  • Recognize the roles of the Ku Klux Klan and the Southern Democrats
  • Define sharecropping system and its role in the lives of African Americans and poor whites