This is a five page, one day unit covering the importance and impact of the Civil War Amendments. Summaries and descriptions of the amendments are provided in a two page reading that is followed by three pages of student activities.
15th AMENDMENT | passed by Congress Feb. 1869, ratified March 1870; prohibited denial of the Vote because of Race, Color or previous condition of Servititude; defined national citizenship to include former Slaves; prohibited states from violating privileges of Citizens without due process of law; empowered Congress to reduce representation of any state that denied Vote to males over 21; disqualified from state and national offices all prewar office holders who had supported the…
House Joint Resolution proposing the 15th amendment to the Constitution, December 7, 1868; Enrolled Acts and Resolutions of Congress, 1789-1999, General Records of the United States Government, Record Group 11, National Archives Building, Washington, DC
The Voting Rights Act of 1965 was signed into law by U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson on August 6, 1965. This law was created to enforce the Fifteenth Amendment of the United States Constitution. The Voting Rights Act of 1965 banned such discriminatory practices as literacy tests for voters.
An act to enforce the fifteenth amendment to the Constitution of the United States and for other purposes (the Voting Rights Act of 1965), August 6, 1965; Enrolled Acts and Resolutions of Congress, 1789-1999, General Records of the United States Government, Record Group 11, National Archives Building, Washington, DC
Students will gain a basic understanding of the Fifteenth Amendment through an easy to follow webquest. Please check out the website by clicking on the link below:http://www.ducksters.com/history/us_government/fifteenth_amendment.phpClick here to view the website.The webquest contains 10 questions and an answer key is included for the teacher.
Judgment in Cases of Impeachment shall not extend further than to removal from Office, and disqualification to hold and enjoy any Office of honor, Trust or Profit under the United States: but the Party convicted shall nevertheless be liable and subject to Indictment, Trial, Judgment and Punishment, according to Law
This is a picture of the 15th Amendment. Celebration on May 19th, 1870. I chose this picture because the 15th Amendment prohibits the federal and state governments from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or if they were previously a slave.