- Briefly explain the Civil War amendments? Also, why do you think Frederick Douglass’ advocated for these particular rights for African-Americans?
- What do you think were the accomplishments of Reconstruction of the Union after the Civil War? What were the negative aspects of Reconstruction after the Civil War?
- What is the difference between separation of the races versus segregation of the races?
- Briefly summarize the 1896 U.S. Supreme Court Case Plessy v. Ferguson and its consequences on American society.
- What was the basis of the majority opinion in Plessy?
- What was the “minority opinion” of the court in Plessy?
- Based on the U.S. Constitution, which argument do you think had the most merit?
- Who were the 10th Cavalry and what did they do?
- How did the United States act as an “imperial power” toward the following countries at the turn of the century in terms of treatment and policy:
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