Reconstruction Period: Goals, Success and Failures - Quiz & Worksheet


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What was the biggest change made by the Democrat-controlled House of Representatives in 1874?

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1. What was the name given to former Confederates who seized local and state offices in the South?

2. How did the period of Reconstruction change the representation of African American men?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet set let you evaluate your understanding of the successes and failures of Reconstruction after the American Civil War. For you to successfully pass the included quiz, you must be familiar with topics like the dates of Reconstruction and the biggest change made when Democrats controlled the House of Representatives.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to assess your knowledge of:

  • Name given to former Confederates who achieved political office in the South
  • Dates of Reconstruction
  • Biggest change made by the Democrat-controlled House of Representatives
  • Levels of government to which African American men were elected
  • Legislation passed during Reconstruction without challenge

Skills Practiced

Practice the following skills when you work through the quiz and worksheet:

  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information about the Democrat-controlled House of Representatives in this era and interpret it correctly
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information about African Americans holding elected office from the related lesson
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained regarding the time frame of Reconstruction

Additional Learning

Learn more about the failures and success of Reconstruction by checking out the corresponding lesson. It covers these objectives:

  • Examine the goals of Reconstruction
  • Identify the federal legislation passed under Reconstruction that benefited African Americans
  • Explore educational, social, and economic developments during the period
  • Recognize the reason for Southern resistance to Reconstruction
  • Discover how the Ku Klux Klan and Southern Democrats undercut the work of Reconstruction