Expanding Voting Rights: African Americans Face and Fight Obstacles to Voting Print

Objective:

Objectives: Activities will help students: Read the Constitutional amendments that guaranteed African Americans citizenship and the right to vote for African-American men use primary sources to develop a deeper understanding of why it was so difficult vote despite the passage of the 15th Amendment Understand why granting voting rights to African American men threatened the status quo in the South Evaluate the role of the federal government in expanding the right to vote


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Expanding Voting Rights

African Americans Face and Fight Obstacles to Voting

(Grades 6-12)

Lesson plan developed by Teaching Tolerance, a project of the Southern Poverty Law Center

 

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