This will be an essay quiz on Chapter 15 of the text, dealing with Reconstruction. You will have to answer
ONE of the following. It is a take-home, open book quiz. It will take about 3 paragraphs (approximately
1-1.5 typed pages) to adequately answer the question.
1. Reconstruction was a process set up in the south following the Civil War. What were the goals of
Reconstruction? How were they carried out? In the end, was Reconstruction successful?
2. The recently freed slaves experienced great change after the Civil War. What were the most significant
changes they experienced? Who was responsible for these changes? In the end, how was life for
African-Americans in the South different when Reconstruction ended compared to what life was like for
them right after the Civil War ended?