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Usii.3a notes

  1. 1. Reconstruction Amendments SOL USII.3a Lisa Pennington Social Studies Instructional Specialist Portsmouth Public Schools
  2. 2. Vocabulary <ul><li>Reconstruction : (1865-1877) The period after the Civil War during which the eleven Confederate states that had seceded were controlled by the federal government to establish political, social, and economic fairness. During Reconstruction, African Americans were given land, voting rights, and held public office. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Essential Understandings <ul><li>The 13 th , 14 th , and 15 th 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. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Basic Provisions of the Amendments <ul><li>13 th Amendment: bans slavery in the United States and any of its territories. </li></ul>http://www.olemiss.edu/courses/his105/images/slave_family.jpg
  5. 5. Basic Provisions of the Amendments <ul><li>14 th Amendment: grants citizenship to all persons born in the United States and guarantees them equal protection under the law. </li></ul>http://www.constitutioncenter.org/timeline/flash/assets/asset_upload_file450_12097.jpg
  6. 6. Basic Provisions of the Amendments <ul><li>15 th Amendment: ensures all citizens the right to vote regardless of race or color or previous condition of servitude. </li></ul>http://memory.loc.gov/service/pnp/cph/3a50000/3a52000/3a52300/3a52371r.jpg
  7. 7. Basic Provisions of the Amendments <ul><li>These three amendments guarantee equal protection under the law for all citizens. </li></ul>

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