This is a five page, one day unit covering the importance and impact of the Civil War Amendments. Summaries and descriptions of the amendments are provided in a two page reading that is followed by three pages of student activities.
The Reconstruction Amendments Primary Source Activity, teaches students about the significance of the 13th, 14th, and 15th Amendments to the U.S. Constitution. It also links the Fourteenth Amendment to Brown v. Board of Education. This can be used in class or as homework as it’s a completely stand alone assignment. This is also perfect for substitute teacher plans, and of course, a key is included.
The Fifteenth Amendment in the National Archives. In the final years of the American Civil War and the Reconstruction Era that followed, Congress repeatedly debated the rights of the millions of black former slaves. By 1869, amendments had been passed to abolish slavery and provide citizenship and equal protection under the laws, but the narrow election of Ulysses S. Grant to the presidency in 1868 convinced a majority of Republicans....
Jim Crow Laws was having a control on the African Americans. The enforcement of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 made literacy tests, terrorism, and other methods that have been made to deny African Americans from having the right to vote during the Jim Crow time. This picture shows if you tried voting you were risking your life, because you were going to die if you voted.- Chelsea Gonzalez