Foner text, Voices of Freedom: A Documentary History

Choose one of these questions to answer.
Question 1: What strike you as some of the chief ways in which emancipated slaves sought to act upon, and realize, their newly won freedom?

Question 2: How did the policies of Presidential Reconstruction (1865-1867) compare with those of Radical Reconstruction (1867-1877)?

Question 3: Identify and describe three arguments that helped fuel southern white resistance to Radical Reconstruction.

Question 4: Which would you say had a greater role in the eventual demise of Reconstruction – resistance down South, or indifference up North? Explain your reasoning.

Question 5: How did the Reconstruction amendments to the Constitution transform the promise, and reality, of American freedom?

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