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1. The Kansas-Nebraska Act dealt a serious blow to sectional harmony by simply strengthening the Missouri Compromise.

2. Planters or merchants took advantage of the sharecropping system by forcing blacks to use credit to buy good and overcharging for the goods or applying high interest rates.

3. In the case Plessey vs. Ferguson, the court held that states had the right to enforce segregation as long as they provided equal facilities for both races.

4. General McClellan is rightfully criticized for being too aggressive with the army under his command during the Civil war.

5. The proposal put forth, by Senator Cass, regarding popular sovereignty set clear rules that would help determine the status of slavery in new territories.

6. The Homestead Act of 1862 was successful in attracting land hungry people to the West, but it didn’t do a good job of setting enough acreage aside for self-supporting.

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    Someone here will be happy to check YOUR answers.

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    1. False
    2. True
    3. True
    4. False
    5. True
    6. False

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    I agree with your answers, although I'm not sure about 5.

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    Provide a short answer for each response ( 5 points each)

    1. List and briefly explain the proposed compromise made after 1849 over the issue of slavery before the outbreak of the Civil War.

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    2. List and briefly explain the events that happened in the 1890’s that demonstrated labor unrest.

    3. List and briefly describe three occurrences that drove newcomers to the west during the period of 1850-1900

    4. Provide a brief overview of government policy toward Native American’s during the period of 1850 to 1900 and the impact this policy had on their lives.

    5. Explain the decision in the Dred Scott case and briefly describe the reaction to the decision by many in the north.

    6. Compare and contrast the resources possessed by north and the south going into the Civil War. Which side had an advantage?
    7. What was life like in the city for New Immigrants in the late 1800’s? Provide some specific information to back up your viewpoint.

    8. List and briefly explain three ways African-Americans were discriminated against during Reconstruction in the South. You need to provide specific discriminatory policies that were passing and / or specific groups that discriminated in your answer.

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    5. Explain the decision in the Dred Scott case and briefly describe the reaction to the decision by many in the north.

    Answer: They decided that Dred Scott was still considered a slave and could not exercise the right of a free citizen to sue.
    The reaction of that was that they claimed the Missouri Compromise to be unconstitutional


    8. List and briefly explain three ways African-Americans were discriminated against during Reconstruction in the South. You need to provide specific discriminatory policies that were passing and / or specific groups that discriminated in your answer.

    Answer- One of the most important aspects of Reconstruction was the active participation of African Americans (including thousands of former slaves) in the political, economic and social life of the South. The era was to a great extent defined by their quest for autonomy and equal rights under the law, both as individuals and for the black community as a whole. During Reconstruction, some 2,000 African Americans held public office, from the local level all the way up to the U.S. Senate, though they never achieved representation in government proportionate to their numbers. 1. African Americans could not take the loyalty oath 2. African Americans could not vote. 3. Couldn't hold office.

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    dude do you expect the teacher to read all of that? She has others students other than you!

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