Study Questions for History 2620
United States History Since 1865
America and Its Peoples
Chapter 16 – The Nation Reconstructed
10. What was the war’s impact on the South?
11. What were the most important issues facing the nation at the close of the war?
12. What were the various plans of Reconstruction?
What was “Radical”
13. Why are the 13
, and 15
14. What was it that split the woman’s movement in 1869?
15. Who were the carpetbaggers, scalawags, and black Republicans?
16. How successful were the Republican governments in the South?
17. How did black and white southerners adjust economically and socially to the war’s
18. How did Freedpeople seek their independence after the war?
19. What is “Redemption” and how did the South achieve the removal of federal troops
What part did violence play in “Redemption?”
Freedmen’s Bureau, Charles Sumner, Thaddeus Stevens, Andrew Johnson,
Black Codes, Susan B. Anthony, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Ulysses S. Grant, Robert
Smalls, Blanche K. Bruce, Rutherford B. Hayes, KKK.
Chapter 17 --Emergence as an Economic Power
What were the causes for the growth of American industrialization?
Discuss the growth of business consolidation and what this meant for modern
How did the U.S. Supreme Court decision
Santa Clara County
in 1886 pave the way for business consolidation?
In what ways did people and the Congress fight railroad and industrial abuses?
How did the United States government conduct relations with Native Americans in the
years after the Civil War and what were the results?
6. How did economic modernization affect the mining, cattle, and farming frontiers?
What were the effects of "land legislation" in the l860s and l870s?
How did economic modernization and the results of the Civil War affect life in the
How were workers’ lives affected by industrialization?
What caused labor violence?
Discuss the rise of labor unions.
How did the National Labor Union, Knights of Labor, and the American Federation
of Labor differ from each other? Were they able to change the workplace for Americans?
How would you sum up the costs and the benefits of industrialization?
Identify: Social Darwinism, Gospel of Wealth, Herbert Spencer, William Graham
Sumner, Andrew Carnegie, J. D. Rockefeller, vertical and horizontal integration,
corporations, trusts, J. P. Morgan, Cornelius Vanderbilt, Homestead Act, the anti-trust
movement, James B. Duke, Booker T. Washington, textile mills, sharecropping, crop
lien, debt peonage, concept of time, Haymarket Riot l886, Samuel Gompers.