Migration to Kansas
Why did Jim Crow laws harm
A) They enforced the segregation of African
Americans from other Americans
B) They forced African Americans to
become successful sharecroppers
C) They began the period known as
D) The required federal troops to leave the
Why did the Exodusters move to
the Great Plains?
A) There were many jobs on the Great
B) They wanted to own their own land
C) The soil was good for farming
D) The Homestead Act forced people to
Why come to Kansas?
Well before the last Federal occupation troops
left the South at the end of Reconstruction in
1877, oppression had already deeply eroded the
few social and economic gains blacks acheived
after the Civil War. Organizations like the Klu
Klux Klan terrorized or killed African Americans
who resisted the constraints of racisim.
Poverty, customs and laws prevented
the newly freed slaves from buying
land after the Civil War, Many
returned to work for their old masters
as sharecroppers, but dishonest
treatement by many landlords and
lack of education kept African
Americans in economic slavery.
Came by the thousands and settled in
communities throughout Kansas.
A Land speculator and promoter who encouraged hundreds
of African Americans to move to Kansas.
Believed to be named for a slave who they
believed had purchased his own freedom.
Exodusters was the name given to:
A. American Indians who were moved out
Kansas into Oklahoma Territory
B. European immigrants who came to
Kansas in covered wagons.
C. African Americans from the Deep South
who came to Kansas during a second
wave of immigration
D. Politicians in the new state of Kansas.
Benjamin “Pap” Singleton was a :
A. land surveyor who helped to solve land
disputes in Kansas
B. Land speculator and promoter who
encouraged African Americans to come
C. Railroad worker who traveled to Russia
to recruit Mennonites to come to Kansas
D. Wagon master on the Oregon-California
Nicodemus was settled by:
A. French silk farmers
B. The Swedish immigrants
C. Mexican railroad workers
D. Freed slaves from the South
Term: Exodusters my understanding: 1 2 3 4
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Term: Pap Singleton my understanding: 1 2 3 4
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