How American Reconstruction Affected the North


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Passage of the 15th Amendment led to the growth of:

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1. Which of the following states ratified the 15th Amendment, then tried to rescind its vote?

2. Which of the following was NOT an effect of Reconstruction on the North?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The Reconstruction Era after the American Civil War is widely studied for its effects on the southern states, but less attention is paid to the Reconstruction Era in the north. These assessment questions will help you better understand how the northern states experienced the Reconstruction. When going through these questions, you will be tested on key topics, such as effects of Reconstruction and the politics of northern states during this period.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment questions to learn about:

  • The Reconstruction Amendments
  • How the Amendments were ratified
  • The effects of Reconstruction on the north
  • The purpose of the 15th Amendment

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - make sure that you accurately remember the history and politics of the Reconstruction Era as it applied to the northern states
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you understand the specific Amendments that passed during the Reconstruction Era and the circumstances surrounding their passage
  • Knowledge application - utilize your knowledge of the Reconstruction Era to identify facts about life in the northern states following the Civil War

Additional Learning

Even more information on this subject can be found in the associated lesson called How the American Reconstruction Affected the North. You can read this lesson to learn about:

  • The Reconstruction Era
  • Political movements of the era
  • The economy of the Reconstruction
  • Life in northern cities