Reconstruction's Effects on African Americans: Politics, Education and Economy


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Why was Reconstruction a historic era for African Americans?

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1. In what way was Alonzo Herndon a leader?

2. Which of the following statements about Booker T. Washington is FALSE?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet will assess your understanding of the impact the Reconstruction era had on African Americans. Topics you'll need to know to pass this quiz include Reconstruction era leaders and the influence of African American politicians.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to test your knowledge of:

  • Political views of the vast majority of African Americans during Reconstruction
  • Why Alonzo Herndon was considered a leader
  • What the Church was a representation of for African Americans during Reconstruction
  • Where African American politicians had the most substantial impact
  • Why Booker T. Washington's ideas were considered controversial

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the the most important information from the related lesson on the Reconstruction's effects on African Americans
  • Making connections - understand the correlation between the Church and what it meant in terms of advancement for African Americans
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer a question about the role of Alonzo Herndon during Reconstruction

Additional Learning

Learn more about leaders of the Reconstruction era and the influence they had on the black community by reviewing the accompanying lesson called Reconstruction's Effects on African Americans: Politics, Education and Economy. The lesson covers the following topics:

  • Alonzo Herndon's contributions to the African American community
  • Booker T. Washington's influence on education
  • Johnathan Clarkson Gibbs' impact on the black church and role in politics
  • Hiram Revels role in the church, politics and academia