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Standard 5.0 History

Topic B. Emergence, Expansion and Changes in Nations and Empires

Indicator 5. Analyze the political, economic, and social goals of Reconstruction

Objective b. Explain how the 13th, 14th and 15th Amendments addressed the issue of civil rights through abolition, the granting of citizenship, and the right to vote

Brief Constructed Response (BCR) Item

Have students write a public service announcement for the Freedman’s Bureau explaining the meaning of the Civil War Amendments.


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