Bell Ringer: President Johnson and the 14th Amendment
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Professor Michael Ross explains the 14th Amendment’s and its role during Reconstruction, including President Johnson’s reaction to its proposal. (9 mins)
- History Professor Michael Ross, University of Maryland, College Park
- Civil Rights Act of 1866
- Dred Scott Case
- American Equal Rights Association
- Suffrage Movement
- New Orleans Riot
Bell Ringer Assignment
- Why did Congress decide that passing the 14th amendment would be most effective for Reconstruction policy?
- Describe the key aspects of Section 1 of the 14th Amendment. Why has this been a controversial clause?
- Describe Section 2 of the 14th amendment and explain its effect on southern states during Reconstruction.
- Explain Susan B. Anthony’s reaction to Section 2 of the 14th amendment. What did she do in response to this section?
- Briefly explain the remaining sections of the 14th Amendment and their effects on Reconstruction.
- What was President Johnson’s reaction to the proposal of the 14th Amendment? Explain the multiple results of President Johnson’s actions.