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13th, 14th and 15th Amendments to the Constitution-Review

The who, what, when, where, why of the 14th Amendment

Karen Kogelschatz

on 24 April 2015

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Transcript of 13th, 14th and 15th Amendments to the Constitution-Review

Slave states
free slave states
This amendment
went into effect on
December 18th, 1865.
This amendment made

Guarantees citizenship
and equal protection
under the law.
This is to all people who were born or naturalized citizens
Did NOT include Native Americans!
It had many other parts to it-
such as keeping Confederate officials from holding state or federal offices
15th Amendment
African American MEN
gain the right to vote!

'from the auction block to the ballot box'
Civil Rights Act of 1866
The purpose of this act was to ensure African Americans the same legal rights as White Americans.

President Johnson vetoed this act!

In conclusion, these Reconstruction Amendments were created to ensure African Americans rights after the Civil War.
Your task
*The class will be divided up into 6 groups. Each group will be given an amendment or act.

*Each group is a Congressional Committee in charge of making sure a law passes through Congress.

*Your groups job is to convince Congress that your amendment or act must become a law.

*Use your textbook & web resources to create your argument.

You may use bulleted points-at least 3-4 valid points to support your law.

Your group will be given 1 minute to speak 'on the floor'.
Review of Reconstruction Amendments
Our 18th president-
Ulysses S. Grant signed this amendment into law in 1869.
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