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.
Key terms: Women’s Rights
For each term identified in Foner provide a definition that explains how the term relates to the early women’s movement and – if you’d like – your own comment:
Similarly, we will examine three terms that are often used when discussing the women’s movement. For these, please provide a definition, an example (from any context or time period), and – if you’d like – your own comment.
Applying key terms: Declaration of Sentiments
New Jersey v. T.L.O.
Justice Thomas on judicial review
Marbury v. Madison
Justice Ginsburg on the impact of Marbury v. Madison
If time allows: