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SAT® Subject Test in U.S. History

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Freedmen's Economic Activity

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During Reconstruction, most freedmen ended up economically supporting themselves by:

A

Becoming sharecroppers or tenant farmers, renting land from whites and paying them back with a large percentage of the crops they grew.

B

Working in newly-created textile mills in the South.

C

Becoming salaried agricultural workers, usually for their former owners.

D

Moving North and taking jobs in rapidly industrializing urban areas.

E

Either purchasing land or being given in by the Federal government and becoming yeoman farmers.