Reconstruction January 7, 2014
Bell Ringer • Take out your journal and writing utensil. • On the next slide you will read the 13th Amendment to the Constitution and write a brief reflection about it.
Thirteenth Amendment • Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction. Reflection Questions: Observation: What freedoms are granted in the 13th Amendment? Inference: What problems might occur with the enactment of the 13th Amendment?
Objective • Today I will be able to… • Make observations about various primary sources and analyze them deeper by making inferences. • Homework: • Quiz tomorrow on today’s Reconstruction reading. • Don’t Forget: • Binder check tomorrow! • Clean out your binder of all materials from 1st semester.
Reconstruction • Very turbulent time in American History • For all Americans, Reconstruction was a time of fundamental social, economic, and political change. • Many questions and issues present: • How should the nation be reunited? • What system of labor should replace slavery? • What would be the status of the former slaves?
New Amendments • 14th Amendment: • All persons born or naturalized in the United States are citizens of the country. • Basis for later Civil Rights Act • 15th Amendment • No one can be kept from voting because of race, color, or previous condition of servitude.
Reconstruction and Today • Events still relevant today • Role of Federal Government in protecting people’s rights • Racial Inequality
Classwork • Take Cornell Notes or Outline Notes on the following sections and pages: • Presidential Reconstruction comes to a standstill (p. 378) • Civil Rights Act of 1866 (p. 379) • Former Slaves Face Many Challenges (pages 387-389) • 40 Acres and a Mule (p. 390) • Opposition to Reconstruction (pages 393-395) • You will have a quiz on this material tomorrow!!!