History help help help!!!!!!!! easy points?

History help help help!!!!!!!! easy points?

Postby heammawihio » Tue Mar 01, 2011 8:41 am

1.
How was the South Carolina constitution of 1868 different from previous state constitutions? (1 point)

* Women lost their right to own property.
* Representation was based on population alone.
* Counties and districts were organized into parishes.
* Education became the responsibility of the local governments.

2.
Why did most native white South Carolinians oppose the constitution of 1868? (1 point)

* It denied white males a number of civil rights.
* It was written by blacks and people from out of state.
* It gave the federal government too much control over South Carolina.
* It was not written by representatives from all geographic sections of the state.

3.
How were the carpetbaggers able to influence freed slaves in the South? (1 point)

* They gave them land and helped them start farms.
* They took advantage of their inability to read and write.
* They promised them high-paying jobs in the newly elected government.
* They set up schools that taught blacks only what the carpetbaggers wanted them to know.

4.
How did the federal government’s loss of interest in Reconstruction affect South Carolina? (1 point)

* It returned power to the state legislature.
* It ended the pressure to change the state.
* It reduced the taxes of South Carolina’s citizens.
* It allowed the state to revise its state constitution.

5.
Why did some people question the constitutionality of the tax the federal government imposed on cotton during Reconstruction? (1 point)

* The tax was excessive and unfair.
* The tax only affected one section of the country.
* The federal government could not levy taxes on states.
* Some planters were given preferential treatment and did not have to pay the tax.

6.
Which statement explains why public education suffered during Reconstruction? (1 point)

* The state preferred private education to public education.
* Teachers were not properly trained to do their jobs effectively.
* The general public cared more about recovering from the war than about education.
* Too many previously uneducated former slaves negatively impacted educational achievement.
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