7.02 Changes After Reconstruction
Total Points: 47
Part 1: Life after the Civil War
Answer the following questions in complete sentences.
In sharecropping, who owned the land? Who worked the land?
How were crops divided in sharecropping?
Why was it difficult for sharecroppers to become economically independent?
How did African American family life change in Reconstruction?
Who was the first African American to serve in the US Senate?
Who was James Thomas Rapier?
Name and describe the 5 pieces of legislation passed during Reconstruction that helped
strengthen the Northern economy.
Part 2: Soldier’s Letter
Read the letter “North Carolina Black Soldiers to the Freedmen's Bureau Commissioner”
linked on the Task page. Then, complete the chart below. Look at this primary source
document as often as you need!