ASSIGNMENT #1: Read the following:
ASSIGNMENT #2: Research assigned topic, develop a Power Point and deliver a presentation on your topic to class. In addition to answering who, what, where, when, why and how, find something about this topic that your audience will find engaging. I've provided a link to help get you started, but don't limit yourself to just this site. In fact, find at least two additional sites to research. Using MLA format, include in-text citations and a Works Cited page.
Conveys strong understanding of assigned topic.
Presentation is highly organized.
Presentation style is engaging.
MLA citation is perfect.
Conveys understanding of assigned topic.
Presentation is organized.
Presentation style is interesting.
MLA citation is right most of the time.
Conveys some understanding of topic.
Presentation is somewhat organized.
Presentation style is somewhat interesting.
MLA citation is right some of the time.
Conveys limited understanding of assigned topic.
Presentation is not organized.
Presentation style is zzzzzzzzz.
MLA citation is more wrong than right.
April 1865- Civil War ends with surrender of Confederate Army.
Ratified December 1865- 13th Amendment
abolished slavery in all states.
1866 Civil Rights Act
passed by Congress, vetoed by President Johnson, with veto overridden by Congress, granted citizenship and equal rights to former slaves.
Ratified July 1868 - 14th Amendment
granted citizenship and equal rights to former slaves.
Ratified February 1870- 15th Amendment
granted African American males the right to vote.
1875 Civil Rights Act
passed by Congress, guaranteed African Americans equal access to "enjoyment" of public facilities such as restaurants, public transportation and more. (Declared unconstitutional by the Supreme Court in 1883).
1896- Plessy Vs. Ferguson
- Supreme Court rules that it is constitutional to have "separate but equal" facilities for African Americans.
1900- 1970- The Great Migration
- Easy access by railroad and the promise of factory jobs drew African Americans north.