Rapier Quiz - (p. 308-809) 6.) Rapier's family was fairly...

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This chapter seemed particularly swamped with names and dates of questionable importance. Here are the main ideas I pulled out of the chapter that seemed quiz-worthy. Anything I'm missing? 1.) Rapier supported the Military Reconstruction Act of 1867, which asked southern states to: - draft constitutions allowing black political participation - ratify the 14th Amendment extending the Bill of rights to ALL Americans. (p. 304-305) 2.) Rapier grew up in Canada, where he was well educated at Buxtom Methodist Church (p. 305-306) 3.) In 1870 Rapier was the first black to receive a party nomination for secretary of state (p. 306) 4.) Rapier self published Montgomery's Republican Sentinel paper, which issued 1,000 copies a week for free (p. 307) 5.) Rapier's main focus in congress was to advance black rights, but many of his efforts were unsuccessful
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Unformatted text preview: (p. 308-809) 6.) Rapier's family was fairly wealthy, as was Rapier himself after etablishing a small potash factory, a steamboat woodyard, and cotton crops. He lost a lot of this wealth when the KKK came after him and destroyed his woodyard and crop. (p. 311) 7.) Rapier gave a lot of his own money to help other blacks and was appointed to the collector of internal revenue for his hard work (p. 312) 8.) Rapier hypocritically encouraged the Great Exodus of blacks out of the south even though he'd fought so hard to improve racial relations in that area. (p. 313) 9.) Rapier never married, didn't have any friends, and worked like a dog. (p. 315) 10.) Rapier died nearly penniless even though his career and finances had always been so successful. (p. 316)...
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This note was uploaded on 07/05/2008 for the course HIST 1301 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '08 term at University of Texas at Dallas, Richardson.

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