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African Americans during Reconstruction-U.S.II-Honors

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Your Ideal Plan for Reunion
The Textual Scriptures
(A.k.a The Text)
Paragraph 2: North vs. South =

Textual Scriptures
(A.k.a. The Text)
Robot Laborers =
4 Year War =

13th Amendment (1865)
Abolished slavery
Property seized =
land seized by the union during the war
1. In Groups of 3, you will be examining the answers that you came up with for Your Ideal Plan of Union
2. I would like you to focus your discussion on the following question #'s:
1, 4, 5, 6, 8
3. Be sure to present your partners with your answers and your rationale (explanation)
Do Now:
13th Amendment (1865)
Abolished slavery & Involuntary servitude
How do you think this Amendment
affected Americans immediately?

How did it impact future generations?
Discussion Questions:
The 13th Amendment (1865)
North (a.k.a. the Union)
larger population & more diverse = economy, & more $
Hover Cars & Teleportation Devices =
Imagine that you have just been notified that a nuclear weapon has been launched. It’s target, the city of Boston. It is estimated that the nuclear weapon will strike Boston in the next 12 hrs.

Although the town of Randolph may not be in the radius of the blast, it will surely be affected by the radiation that follows.

How would you respond? What would you do?

Activator:Thursday, August 29, 2013
Circle of Voices
1. Mr. Z will split you up into groups of about 4 or 5
2. The group will have 2 minutes silent time to organize thoughts
3. Each person will present his or her rationale (thinking) one at a time, going around in a circle.
a. Important Note: No one can interrupt at this time
4. After each person has shared his or her rationale discussion opens up to a free flowing format.
a. Important Note: You are only allowed to talk about another person’s ideas that have already been shared
b. The only exception is if someone ask you to expand on your ideas.

The Problem:
Plantation owners had land but no laborers
Freedmen had their own labor but no land.
The Solution:
Hire laborers to work a portion of your land for a share of the crop.
Discussion Question:
What does freedom mean to you?
The Black Codes
Laws that restricted African American's rights
Direct response to the passage of the 13th Amendment
The 14th Amendment
granted citizenship to anyone born within the United States
Equal protection of the laws
Examine the following chart and explain what challenges African Americans might have faced when it came to signing and agreeing to Sharecropping contracts during Reconstruction.
Wednesday, September 11, 2013
Taking a Closer Look: The Voting Age
Do you Strongly Agree, Agree, Disagree, or Strongly Disagree with the following statement:
The 26th Amendment, ratified in 1971, lowered the voting age from 21 to 18. Congress however, should pass a new amendment that lowers the voting age to 16.
Do you Strongly Agree, Agree, Disagree, or Strongly Disagree
A new amendment should be passed that abolishes the voting age all together.
Activator: Thursday, September 12, 2013
Take a couple of minutes and examine the Infographic labeled “Who Actually Votes in America.

On your weekly activator sheet identify what you found most surprising on this handout and why.
The Constitution should be changed so only citizens of the United States who are knowledgeable about foreign and/or domestic affairs are allowed to vote.
15th Amendment
Gives African Americans the right to vote.
The End of Reconstruction

Compromise of 1877
No clear winner in Presidential Election (1876)
Democrats agree to give Rutherford B. Hayes the presidency if:
Republicans (North) promised to remove the remaining military troops in the South

Discussion Question
Provide one adjective to describe the period of study we have just completed: Reconstruction.

What evidence/examples from what we looked at helped you determine the adjective that you would use?
Discussion Question: U.S.II-College Prep
Important Note: The Ku Klux Klan, was formed in 1866 by 6 former Confederate soldiers
Was the Ku Klux Klan a direct response by Southerners for not being allowed to participate in politics?
a fundamental change in power or organizational structures that takes place in a relatively short period of time
Reconstruction (1865-1877)
Objective: rebuilding/reuniting the South with the North
Underlying issue for bringing back the South was
What should be done with African Americans?
On a piece of notebook paper explain whether you agree or disagree with this statement and why?
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