Share Civil War memorial projects
Meet in groups of 3-4 to share the proposal you created for homework. Nominate one participant from your group to share their project in front of the class.
Read the Thirteenth Amendment
The Thirteenth Amendment to the Constitution was passed by Congress 31 January 1865 and ratified by the states 6 December 1865. The full text of the amendment is below. It is short, so we will read it together aloud:
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.
Congress shall have power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation.
Listen to historian Eric Foner discuss Reconstruction and the Thirteenth Amendment
While you are listening, practice note-taking strategies by:
Watch Eric Foner discuss Reconstruction and the Thirteenth Amendment at the Constitution Center in Philadelphia, Penn. We will watch as much as class time allows and you are welcome to continue watching at home.
Materials needed for class:
Similar to our previous class, make a note of 1-2 questions you might have for your peers. We will not use a formal “card” system like last time, but do try to raise your question if it becomes relevant for our discussion.
Questions for discussion:
If time allows:
Digital history: Mapping the Constitution
Interpreting the Constitution
Concept #1: Republicanism
Concept #2: Federalism
Concept #3: Limited Government
Concept #4: Separation of Powers
Concept #5: Checks and Balances