Jim Crow Laws: Significance, Facts & Timeline


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Which U.S. President signed the Civil Rights Act of 1964?

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1. Which group was largely responsible for the passage of 'Jim Crow' legislation in the aftermath of the Civil War?

2. When did Reconstruction take place?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This assessment will test your understanding of the history of Jim Crow laws. See if you can correctly answer questions about the party that got the original laws passed and the President that signed final legislation to eliminate them.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Quiz questions will expect you to know about:

  • Signing of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 was performed by this President
  • The group that was mostly responsible for passage of the Jim Crow legislation
  • Years during which the Reconstruction occurred
  • Important legislation on this topic that was overturned by the U.S. Supreme Court
  • Characteristics and origins of Jim Crow

Skills Practiced

  • Interpreting information - verify that you can review information regarding the history and meaning of Jim Crow and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding when Reconstruction took place
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to identify which important ruling on this topic was overturned by the U.S. Supreme Court

Additional Learning

Learn more about this area by studying the lesson named Jim Crow Laws: Significance, Facts & Timeline. You will see information including:

  • Years that Jim Crow laws were in force
  • Examples of restrictive Jim Crow laws
  • How zoning could affect political power of blacks