The Constitutional Amendment
Students analyze a primary source, focusing on author purpose and audience, to deepen their understanding of enfranchisement and the debate leading up to the passage of the 14th amendment to the U.S. Constitution. After, students investigate the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact and use what they’ve learned to create a poster that supports or opposes the compact.
High School, Middle School
Civics, Social Studies
14th amendment, constitutional amendments, guided primary source analysis, National Popular Vote Interstate Compact, reconstruction, suffrage, U.S. Constitution, voting, voting rights