Social Studies

1. During Reconstruction, Southern agriculture thrived because it became more diverse and expanded with the diminishing demand for cotton and tobacco. *
True or False

2. All of the following factors limited the economic recovery of the South following the Civil War EXCEPT? *
Lack of a skilled labor force.
The lack of natural resources.
Very little capital investment into industrial projects.
Much effort was initially focused on making repairs and recovering from the war.
3. During the Gilded Age, southern states invested heavily in schools providing African Americans with a new access to education *
True or False

4. Which of the following limited or took away rights from African-Americans? *
Civil rights Act of 1875
Local and state laws as well as Supreme Court decisions
15th Amendment
14th Amendment
5. Identify where the Central Pacific and Union Pacific Railroads met to complete the transcontinental railroad. *
Sacramento, California
Omaha, Nebraska
Virginia City, Nevada
Promontory, Utah
6. All of the following were natural resources which drew pioneers to settle in the West, EXCEPT: *
Gold
Silver
Land
Coal
7. Under the Homestead Act, pioneers could acquire 160 acres of land if they lived there for five years, dug a well, and built a road. *
True or False

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