. In the Late Convention of Colored Men, how did the freedmen describe the white men who assumed control of the government immediately following the Civil War? What did they claim they needed from the Federal government in order to truly be free?
2. What constituted vagrancy, according to the Mississippi Black Codes? Do not just copy the vagrancy law, explain the specific aspects of the law. What happened if a black man arrested for vagrancy could not pay his fine? What did the law require regarding employment?
3. What restrictions were placed on white people (and interracial engagement) under the Mississippi Black Codes? What could white people be punished for under the Codes (and what was the punishment)?
4. In the Report on Conditions in the South, how did Carl Schurz describe the reaction of white southerners to the end of slavery and the program of Reconstruction? Do not just repeat Schurz’s four categories of white southerners – how did describe the overall response to Reconstruction, the presence of Union soldiers, and the end of slavery (particularly among the political leadership of the South)?
5. Why did Schurz believe the federal government should remain in control in the southern states? What did Schurz recommend the government do in order to ensure the freedmen were able to secure their rights as free citizens?