Sharecroppers: Definition & History


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Following this war, plantation owners developed sharecropping as a system that could benefit both plantation owners and former slaves?

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1. Someone who would farm land that belonged to a landowner was called a(n):

2. Sharecropping agreements were written in such a way that generally favored which of the following:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet combo will gauge your understanding of the labor system known as sharecropping. Some of the things you will be quizzed on include who sharecropping agreements generally favored and the major reason sharecropping ended.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These assessments will test you on the following:

  • War that preceded sharecropping
  • Term for a person who farmed land belonging to a landowner
  • Who sharecropping agreements typically favored
  • Major reason sharecropping ended
  • Percentage sharecroppers were often paid from the harvest they produced

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related American history lesson
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about labor systems following the end of slavery in a different light
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the challenges faced by sharecroppers
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to identify the inequalities that existed in the sharecropping system

Additional Learning

To learn more about this disenfranchised social group, review the corresponding lesson titled Sharecroppers: Definition & History. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define sharecropper
  • Understand the development of sharecropping
  • Discuss the sharecropping labor system
  • Explore life beyond sharecropping
  • Identify the catalyst for the end of sharecropping