Reparations for Slavery


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What did reparations generally include in the original proposals of the mid-19th century?

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1. When was the concept of reparations for slaves first introduced?

2. What was the expressed purpose of the Conyers Bill?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz will ask you a handful of questions surrounding the topic of reparations for slavery. You'll answer five multiple-choice questions about the history of reparations and arguments that support and oppose the concept.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You'll be asked to:

  • Know what reparations of the mid-19th century originally included
  • Understand when reparations were first introduced
  • Recognize the purpose of the Conyers Bill
  • Identify arguments that were used by people who advocated reparations
  • Tell why reparations opponents said that the policy was outdated

Skills Practiced

You'll get practice applying the following skills:

  • Knowledge application - use what you know about slavery reparations to tell when the concept was first introduced
  • Information recall - access knowledge you've gained regarding the expressed purpose of the Conyers Bill
  • Distinguishing differences - be able to tell the difference between arguments that reparations supporters did and did not make

Additional Learning

If you want to learn more information about this topic, review the related lesson called Reparations for Slavery. The lesson goes over the following objectives:

  • Assess the pros and cons of reparations in today's context
  • Know when the Conyers Bill was first introduced
  • Identify the ways that slavery's legacies were maintained following the Civil War, according to some people