Social Studies - 2017-18
USII.3a - Reconstruction Amendments
The student will demonstrate knowledge of the effects of Reconstruction on American life by
a) analyzing the impact of the 13th, 14th, and 15th Amendments to the Constitution of the United States.
Blooms Level: Analyze
Big Themes/Concepts: Individual, Freedom, Rights, Citizenship, Power, Change
People's rights can change over time.
The Constitution of the United States is a living document that can be amended to meet the needs of the present and future.
UNDERSTANDING THE STANDARD
The 13th, 14th, and 15th Amendments to the Constitution of the United States of America address the issues of slavery and guarantee equal protection under the law for all citizens.
What are the basic provisions of the 13th, 14th, and 15th Amendments to the Constitution of the United States?
Basic provisions of the Amendments
· The 13th Amendment bans slavery in the United States and all of its territories.
· The 14th Amendment grants citizenship to all persons born in the United States and guarantees them equal protection under the law.
· The 15th Amendment ensures all citizens the right to vote regardless of race, color, or previous condition of servitude.These three amendments guarantee equal protection under the law for all citizens.
Analyze and interpret primary and secondary source documents to increase understanding of events and life in United States history. (USII.1a)
Make connections between the past and the present. (USII.1b)
Sequence events in United States history. (USII.1c)Interpret ideas and events from different historical perspectives. (USII.1d)
Reconstruction, Civil Rights Act of 1866, Freedmen's Bureau, carpetbaggers, 13th amendment, slavery, territories, 14th amendment, citizenship, 15th amendment, Jim Crow laws, legacy, Abraham Lincoln, Robert E. Lee, Frederick Douglass, reconciliation, Union, constitutional amendment, civil liberties, discrimination, racial segregation, Booker T. Washington, vocational education, W.E.B DuBois,