The American Journey Chapter 16, History Assignment Homework Help

CHAPTER 16 Assignments/Activities

ATTENTION: Answer the following questions for assignments listed in a Word document.

INTERACTIVE ACTIVITIES (IA): 15 Points. A. 1-3 (5), B.(5), C. 1-3 (5).


  1. American Views, MWP “Mississippi’s 1865 Black Codes”.  Answer questions 1-3.
    1. How did the black codes fit into President Andrew Johnson’s Reconstruction program?
    2. Some Northerners charged that the black codes were a backdoor attempt at re-establishing slavery.  Do you agree?
    3. If Southern states enacted black codes to stabilize labor relations, how did the provisions stated in this excerpt  effect that objective?
  1. Global Perspectives, MWP Emancipation and Freedom in the United States and Russia.  Reflect on the economic implications for emancipated serfs and slaves and note 2-3 similarities in their plight.
  1. Chaffey Library, eRes. Albion Tourgee Letter on KuKluxKlan Activities, 1870.Answer questions 1-3.
    1. Summarize some of the actions described in this letter that are attributed to the KKK?  Why do you think Tourgee goes into such detail?
    2. What is the tone of this letter?  To whom does Tourgee turn in his plea?
    3. Explain Tourgee’s ultimate purpose in this letter.  What remedy is suggested?

  D.  Web Destination: This is a highly regarded work by historian Norman Coombs, The Black Experience In America. Click on Download and I chose the HTML format.  Go to Part 2, Chapter 6, “From Slavery to Segregation” and then choose  Reconstruction And Its Failures..  Read through to paragraph six.  From Coombs paragraph six, cite two examples of successes that Reconstruction governments achieved.  Also, from the same paragraph, cite three examples of political successes of newly enfranchised African-Americans.  In the next paragraph, seven, summarize in several sentences how these successes were undermined.

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