The quote below was made in an 1867 address to Congress by Thaddeus Stevens, a Republican leader and member of the U.S. House of Representatives:Have not loyal blacks quite as good a right to choose rulers and make laws as rebel whites? . . . every man, no matter what his race or color . . . has an equal right to justice, honesty, and fair play with every other man; and the law should secure him those rights.Source: http://www.columbia.edu/itc/history/foner/civil_war/linked_documents/what_is_needed.htmlBased on Stevens" perspective in the quote, with which of the following statements would he be likely to agree?


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(MC)What was the main effect of the systems of sharecropping and debt peonage put in place in the South after the Civil War?
(MC)After passage of the Reconstruction Acts, who took charge of the governments of the former Confederate states?
(MC)The drawing below shows a scene from the South during Reconstruction.The illustration shows a line of African American men and women at the window of a building. The window is open and a white man sits in the window. An African American woman hands a piece of paper to the white man. Near the woman, a man and a child stand with the man holding a basket.Library of Congress What activity does this drawing depict?
(MC)Political cartoon showing Andrew Johnson sitting on top of a globe. Johnson is holding a needle and thread and appears to be sewing the states of the Union back together. In a bubble above Johnsons head, the following words appear Take it quietly, Uncle Abe, and I will draw it closer than ever. Abraham Lincoln is shown using a rail to support the globe. In a bubble above Lincolns head, the following words appear A few more stitches, Andy, and the good old Union will be mended.Public DomainWhat issue with Lincoln and Johnson"s Reconstruction plans is this cartoon meant to highlight?
the idea that the plans are reuniting the nation without resolving the fundamental conflicts at the root of the division between North and South
(MC)What was the main effect of the grandfather clauses and literacy tests put in place in the South at the end of the 19th century?
(MC)Leaders of the Southern states that seceded from the Union were most concerned about which of these problems?
(MC)This passage is from the court"s majority in the Plessy v. Ferguson decision in 1896:We consider the underlying of the plaintiff"s argument to consist in the assumption that the enforced separation of the two races stamps the colored race with a badge of inferiority. If this be so, it is not by reason of anything found in the act, but solely because the colored race chooses to put that construction upon it.Based on this passage, what was the court"s opinion about segregation in the United States?
(MC)Which change was needed for African American men throughout the United States to be able to vote in Congressional elections?
(MC)The passage below is an excerpt from the Fourteenth Amendment:No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.The ratification of this amendment gave Congress the power to pass which kinds of laws?
(IT IS NOT) African Americans were capable of exercising political power if they were not blocked by white racists.
(HC)Which statement explains the reason for the rise of the sharecropping system that developed in the South in the late 19th century?
(IT IS NOT) Because most former slaves lacked advanced agricultural skills, Southern farmers created a way to train emancipated slaves without having to pay them.
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